Take charge on short passages under instruction, with help and advice from your instructor.
This course can 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 and are well advised to attend the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course to brush up on your skills.
Pre-course knowledge: 2 days practical experience on a motor cruiser
Assumed knowledge: Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended that you attend the Day Skipper Shorebased Course before taking this practical course
Duration: 4 days
Minimum Age: 16
Course content: Preparation for sea, boat handling, navigation, pilotage, passage making, meteorology, rules of the road, engines, emergency situations, night cruising
Ability after the course: Able to skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters by day
Suitable for: Adults who are wishing to explore the coastline and offshore islands, or who may have to operate a boat by night.
Student:Instructor Ratio: 4:1