RYA Motorboat Cruising Helmsman Course - Solent

The RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman course is perfect for the motor cruiser beginner, friend, family or crew who wishes to help the motor yachts skipper with more than just lines and fenders. On completion of the helmsman course you will be able to help the skipper of a motor yacht with time on the helm, mooring, anchoring, basic navigation and more.

RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman - Private Courses for Individuals or Groups

We only offer the RYA Helmsman course as a private course option. For a fixed fee of £1996 you can enjoy our Rodman 35 including RYA yachtmaster instructor, fuel and mooring fees for the 2 days of the Helmsman course. For 1 to 4 students this is an excellent experience at a price that can not be matched by other RYA school who charter yachts in to run their course. 

RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman Course Syllabus

The RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman courses includes:

Starting and stopping safely

Low speed manoeuvres including turning in a confined space

Effect of wind & tide

High speed manoeuvring including high speed turns

Planning & trimming


Securing to a buoy


Berthing alongside


During the two days that the course runs we spend time looking at several of the boats systems, crew responsibilities, boat safety, engine operation, checks and maintenance, rules of the road, and seamanship.