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 (see Navigation and Seamanship theory course).
2 days practical experience on a motor cruiser
Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended that you attend the Day Skipper Shorebased course before taking this practical course.
16 years old. (Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent and or guardian).
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.