RYA Helmsman Course

The RYA Helmsman course is a great starting point for any first time boater or seasoned crew looking to be more helpful on board or a great stepping stone to the RYA Day Skipper course. You will be given an introduction to boat handling, navigation, boat safety as well as engine checks and maintenance. After the 2 day RYA Helmsman course you will be familiar with life on board a motor boat as well as being a useful crew member.


Do I need previous experience?

No, this 2 day course is aimed at complete beginners. We have found that students gain a lot from having completed the RYA Basic Navigation course prior to attending the course.

Minimum age limit of 12.


What will I learn?

Boat handling including: coming alongside, securing to a mooring buoy, rules of the road, different types of engine drives, hull shapes, seamanship and safety as well as man overboard techniques.


Course Schedule

Saturday and Sunday 0930 – 1730

Course includes:

  • All Moorings
  • Expert tuition
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Waterproofs
  • Free parking at Saxon Wharf Marina

Own Boat Tuition

This course can run on your boat for yourself or your group. Own boat training cost start from £250.00 plus VAT  per day. Please contact us for more information regarding own boat tuition.


Course Location

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina
SO14 5QF


Course Costs

£495 per person plus VAT

Booking Details

To book please look at our course dates below, email us or phone us on 02381 242159.

If you have any questions, or want to know if the course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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