At C-MASTERS, we have created a selection of 'must do' courses. After several years of providing training we know which topics and skills are considered complex by students. Most of these topics are covered in the RYA shorebased courses and in practical courses. However, a more intensive training is needed to become a confident skipper.


Do you know that the most damage on sailing boats happens when manoeuvring under engine in harbours, locks and other busy spots?

Boat handling can be very stressful. It should be practiced intensively and as often as possible.

This course is a 'must do' for anyone who wants to master these stressful situations.





MASTERCLASS : Advanced Boat handling and harbour manoeuvres


Course content

Learn the correct methods for safely manoeuvre a cruising yacht in a harbour and in confined spaces. Understand the fundamentals of boat handling and get the skills to master manoeuvring anywhere.

This course will show you the methods and techniques for parking up successfully in different harbours and in various conditions.  You will learn the "base manoeuvres" which will form a solid foundation for all your boat handling skills, and you will learn how to apply them in virtually every situation you may encounter.

The course also focuses on becoming a proficient helmsman, whose responsibilities include attaching the boat to moorings and using special techniques for helmsmanship whilst sailing and motoring enroute. 

This course is suitable for skippers at any level. It is certainly highly recommended for skippers wanting to come well prepared to their Yachtmaster certification.


What's included

  • Tuition by one of the best RYA instructors
  • Accommodation on board in your own cabin (no sharing)
  • All meals and drink on board 
  • All mooring and fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 


Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA Diesel Engine course for in-depth understanding of the functioning of a diesel engine, your trusty friend while manoeuvring under power.


Supporting books

The Reeds Skipper booklet is handy as a reference book.






Details of this course

Required knowledge : None required, but we recommend RYA Day Skipper


Recommended experience: Training to the level of Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper


Duration: 2 days


Cost: 690 euro



Register for joining this course


Dates of courses in Zeeland:

  • 29 and 30 June - ONE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE
  • 3 and 4 August
  • 10 and 11 August
  • 17 and 18 August
  • 31 August and 1 September
  • 28 and 29 September




This was the most valuable course I ever took! 

We practiced a lot and that is what I believe majority of the people are looking for from sailing courses.

I bet it will be your topseller and hit very soon!  


Overview of all our own C-MASTERS expert course



Advanced Boat Handling


Learn the correct methods for safely manoeuvre a cruising yacht in a harbour and in confined spaces. Understand the fundamentals of boat handling and get the skills to master manoeuvring anywhere.



Advanced Navigation and Pilotage


This is the course you need to master the art of effective navigation during pilotage. We will teach you advanced navigational techniques, as well as acquainted with pilotage planning and smart tactical techniques for close quarter navigation. 

Meteorology and weather forecasting


Whether it a short daytime passage or a long offshore passage, an experienced skipper does know what weather can be expected during the voyage. This requires a good understanding of meteorology and ability to properly analyse the available weather forecasts.

Practical Radar Operator training

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This two day masterclass is a combination of theory and extensive practical hands-on training. The training includes making real passages on board of one of our yachts while working with radar during fictive night sailing and restricted visibility situations.

Offshore and coastal Passage Planning


This course is a 'must do' for skippers who wish to learn a pragmatic and practical method for planning passages on coastal waters or further offshore. This course is strongly recommended for anyone preparing for a Yachtmaster exam.


Mediterranean Yachting Skills


Mooring your boat in the Med doesn't have to be stressful at all. We will teach you the techniques step-by-step during one of our course weekends.







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