If living on board, cruising the coast or venturing further offshore appeals, why not give motor cruising a go?
Motor cruisers have accommodation and cooking facilities on board, offering a degree of comfort while afloat. How adventurous you are is up to you!
Whether you are a beginner wanting to get to grips with your first boat, or a more experienced skipper simply wanting to increase your knowledge and confidence, there's an RYA course for you.
Our motor cruising courses can also help you progress to the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence which are recognised by maritime authorities worldwide and can be commercially endorsed for professional skippers and crew.
Whatever your goal, find out more about our motor cruising courses below.
Our practical on-the-water courses build confidence, teaching you everything from basic terminology and safety tips to how to skipper a motor cruiser and manage its crew.
This is an entry level course and can be run in conjunction with higher level courses for mixed ability groups.
A two-day course covering basic boat handling, engine checks and safety.
Take charge on short passages under instruction, with help and advice from your instructor.
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.
A basic introduction to navigation for new skippers, crew or anyone interested in getting out on the water.
A more comprehensive course recommended for inexperienced skippers and anyone thinking of doing the Day Skipper practical course.
Take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore practical exams.
Unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage planning, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.
Get qualified to use a handheld or fixed marine VHF radio with our course and exam.
From first aid to diesel engine, there are a number of related classroom and online courses you may find useful as you develop your knowledge.
You are capable of coastal passages
You are competent to undertake passages up to 150 miles offshore
You have the knowledge and experience to sail worldwide