The two-day Helmsman course covers basic boat handling, engine checks and safety.
The RYA Helmsman course is ideal for new boaters, teaching basic boat handling techniques and general marine awareness for those conscious of the difficulty and hazards of boat handling.
The Helmsman course 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.
How can I take this course?
|Minimum duration||2 days|
|Minimum age||12 years|
|Course content||Boat preparation, boat handling, types of craft, engines and drives, engine operation and maintenance, safety and seamanship, rules of the road, securing to a buoy, berthing alongside, man overboard recovery.|
|Ability after the course||Competent to a handle motor cruiser of a specific type in sheltered waters.|