Helmsman Course
Course Duration: 2 Days
Cost: P.O.A.


A two-day course covering basic boat handling, engine checks and safety. It is ideal for new owners conscious of the difficulty and hazards of boat handling in the marina. It is useful for crews as well as skippers. Apart from the obvious safety benefits of extra boat handlers on board, it adds interest if everyone can contribute to the trip.
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Day Skipper Practical
Duration: 5 Days
Cost: P.O.A.


This 4/5 day course will teach you to take charge on short passages under instruction, with help and advice from your instructor. It will also help you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, which are now virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers. Before attending the course you should be able to navigate. It is possible to attend this course without having completed a formal theory course but we then need the 5th day to achieve a successful solution.

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Coastal Skipper Practical
Course Duration: 5 Days
Cost: P.O.A.

For the more ambitious skipper to improve their skills, take charge and learn to make full use of the boat on longer, more complex passages. Before taking this course it is virtually essential to have attended the equivalent shore based course, to ensure that time is not wasted teaching theory on board. By the end of the course you should be ready to build on your experience and work towards a Certificate of Confidence (Yachtmaster Coastal)

By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not experience to become a Yachtmaster. The course, consists of skippered passages by each of the trainees in a whole variety of situations. It is a satisfying but intensive week.

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