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RYA Start Motor Cruising

The RYA Start Motor Cruising course is ideal for introducing younger friends or family members to crewing a motor boat, and for giving them an understanding of how they can assist the helm. It can be delivered either as a one-day stand alone course or as a two-day course when accompanying another motor cruising course.

How can I take this course?

  • On our school boat on our timetables.
  • On our school boat, in your group, you choose the dates.
  • On your own boat, we come to you.

The RYA Start Motor Cruising course is held on our school boat, Fenland Dancer. She is a Princess 368 with a fly bridge and 2 x 300Hp Cummins engines on shafts. She has the latest Raymarine electronic equipment and her salon was refurbished summer 2019.

Any classroom work takes place in the Mendez Marine classroom or onboard Fenland Dancer.

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Minimum duration 1 day as a stand alone course, 2 days if accompanying another course. Course generally runs from 9am – 5pm
Minimum age 8 years
Course content Personal safety, seamanship, dealing with emergency situations, coming alongside, picking up a mooring and boat handling.
Material supplied RYA Certificate, G158 – RYA Yachtmaster scheme and log book
Recommended readingG60 Pocket Guide to Boating Knots, G42 Go Cruising! (for children)
Ability after the course Able to be a useful crew member and assist the helm.

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