RYA Helmsman Certificate

The RYA helmsman course is an introduction to motor cruising, basic boat handling and safety.

Helmsman Certificate

  • Full course price £599.00 (inc VAT)
  • 2 day course
  • Accommodation provided onboard
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks provided
  • Free lifejacket and waterproof hire
  • Free Parking at Port Solent Marina


Course aims: This is a beginners motor cruising course.  The Helmsman Certificate course provides an introduction to motor cruising vessels and builds confidence, giving you the skills to be a capable crew member and a proficient helmsman.

Course content: The RYA Helmsman course covers the following topics:

  • Safety and seamanship
  • Engine operation and maintenance
  • boat preparation
  • boat handling
  • securing to a buoy
  • berthing alongside and leaving
  • Man Overboard
  • Anchoring

Course pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to enrol on this course.  Minimum age is 12 years old.

A useful theory course for leisure boaters is the Online RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course.

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