RYA Helmsman Motor Cruising Practical course

Course price: £570.00 inc VAT & Accommodation per person
Max people: 4

Date(s) available

RYA Helmsman Motor Cruising Practical course

RYA Helmsman practical training two day courses are an excellent confidence boost and encourage the boat crew (also known as friends and family!) to take a more active role running the boat. Holders of the Helmsman certificate will be trained to assist the Day Skipper who is able to manage navigation, boat and crew over a larger geographical area.

Helmsman syllabus trains students in safety, basic navigation, and simple boat handling so that they can operate a motor cruiser in local waters. The Essential Navigation & Seamanship interactive course compliments this course perfectly.

RYA Helmsman Motor Cruising Practical course Fee Includes:

  • No fuel surcharges, marina fees or hidden costs when on our boats
  • Accommodation onboard saving approx £55/night at local B&B's
  • Towels, duvets, pillows & professionally laundered bedding
  • Food for breakfast and lunch, evening meals should be taken ashore.
  • Use of our motor cruiser for RYA Helmsman training
  • Instruction by one of our specialist RYA Helmsman instructors
  • RYA Helmsman course certification on completion of RYA training
  • RYA recommended safety equipment for Helmsman training courses
  • Foul weather clothing, if required

This course often runs alongside the Day Skipper course so if the dates below do not provide enough choice go to our Day Skipper page and view more dates.

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RYA Course Map

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Warsash Tides

High Tide 01:00 (4.84m)

High Tide 03:24 (4.73m)

Low Tide 06:49 (0.10m)

High Tide 13:19 (4.76m)

High Tide 15:47 (4.63m)

Low Tide 19:08 (0.16m)

The tide times are adjusted for British Summer Time where applicable.

Warsash Weather, Friday 05:00 - 10:59 UTC


11°C Min

11°C Max


Wind: F3
Wind Direction: ESE becoming E
Max. Gust: 16kn
Sea State: Slight
Pressure: 1023mb
Visibility: Good