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?

And, do you know that most rescue operations concern boats with failing diesel engines?

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




MASTERCLASS : Advanced Power handling and diesel engine knowledge 


Course content

During this two-day course, you will be taught both practical and theoretical elements of diesel engines, and their use for power handling of a yacht. The topics, amongst others, are:

  • Principle working of a diesel engine
  • Fuel, cooling and oil circuits
  • Engine checks and maintenance
  • Repair of most common faults of the engine
  • Leaving and mooring on a pontoon
  • Turning the yacht in tight spots
  • Passing a lock
  • Picking up a mooring
  • Manoeuvring in a marina


What's included

  • Practical training on board of a C-MASTERS yacht
  • Theory course at our classroom
  • RYA Diesel engine handbook
  • Lunch and drinks on board and in classroom
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Free parking at our premises
  • Certificate


Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA Diesel Engine course for in-depth understanding of the functioning of a diesel engine.


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 Competent Crew


Duration: 1 or 2 days



  • one day course on power handling on 14 April
  • other dates are available on request
Cost: 395 euro



Overview of all our C-MASTERCLASSES



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Practical Radar Operator Training

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Passage Planning

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Advanced Power Handling + Diesel Engine

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Safety on board

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Practical Celestial Navigation

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