Motor cruising for beginners is for those thinking about buying or chartering a boat to explore beautiful coastlines. You also may be considering entering into the motor yacht world as a professional. All sound great. But, you need to gain some essential skills to ensure you and others are safe on the water and that your lack of knowledge or skill does not endanger you. Where to start is often the hardest bit. Once you begin your boating training, there will be a marked progression route for you to follow.
RYA Start Motor Cruising – a one-day introductory course. You will learn the basics of helming and how to become a useful crew member. This is a taster and a great gift to give someone. Even if they never try it again (which I am sure they will) they will have a fun day.
RYA Helmsman – a two-day course which teaches the basics of seamanship & boat handling skills on a motor boat and is ideal for anyone buying their own boat. There are training centres which will do own boat tuition for you. This ensures you are competent to take a motor cruiser out in sheltered waters by day.