Our National Motor Cruising Scheme is designed for those wanting to start cruising, or to expand their cruising area. While there is no fixed dividing line between boats suitable for the National Powerboat Scheme and those for the National Motor Cruising Scheme, this scheme is generally aimed at inboard powered boats with accommodation.
Recommended pre- course knowledge
Boating safety, helmsmanship, boat handling, introduction to engine maintenance
2 days practical experience.
Navigation to Day Skipper Shorebased standard
15 days (2 days as skipper), 300 miles, 8 night hours. Boat handling to Day Skipper standard. Navigation to Coastal Skipper Shorebased standard
RYA Motor Cruising Logbook (G18)
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RYA Advanced Motorboat Handling DVD (DVD29)
Pilotage, boat handling,
seamanship and navigation
Skipper techniques for coastal and offshore passages.
Ability after the course
Competent to handle a motor cruiser of a specific type in sheltered waters
Competent to skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters by day
Competent to skipper a motor cruiser on coastal passages by day and night
Minimum course duration
2 days 12
The practical nature of these courses means that building up some background knowledge of the theory side of boating is useful in helping you to fully grasp the skills taught afloat. So, to support your learning we run a range of shorebased courses. For navigation we have every level of training from the Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course to the Yachtmaster®
Ocean Shorebased course.
There are also one-day courses for specialist areas such as marine radio use, radar, sea survival, first aid and diesel engines. This link to our website will give you full details of all these courses.
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