This is the ideal course for learning and improving your boat handling skills.
It is useful for crew as well as skippers. You will learn basic boat handling, engine checks and safety skills.
Min Age: 12
Previous Experience Required
- Boat preparation
- Boat handling
- Types of craft
- Engines and drives
- Engine operation and maintenance
- Safety and seamanship
- Rules of the road
- Securing to a buoy
- Berthing alongside
- Man overboard recovery
Abilities gained after the course
You will be competent to a handle motor cruiser of a specific type in sheltered waters. Successful completion of the course leads to the RYA Helmsman certificate being issued.
The next practical level is the RYA Day Skipper course. It is also recommended that you take a theoretical course, either the 2 day RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship, or if you are planning on doing the RYA Day Skipper Practical you should complete the 5 day RYA Day Skipper theory. A combination RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical course is also available.
RYA Competent Crew Skills – 2nd Edition ISBN: 9781906435905
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