RYA Helmsman Course

The 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 two 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 along side, securing to a mooring buoy, rules of the road, different types of engine drives, hull shapes, seamanship and safety as well as man over board techniques.

Course Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday 0930 – 1730

Course includes:

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

Course Costs:

£495 per person plus VAT

Course Location:

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina


SO14 5QF

Own boat tuition:

This course can run on your boat for your self 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.


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 as we love to talk boating.