RYA Helmsman motor cruising


The RYA Helmsman course is a 2 day course for beginners. It is the foundation for anyone who would like to become an active and knowledgeable crew member on a motor yacht. 





Course content

Experience getting to know the yacht and learning the fundamental boat handling techniques. Virtually the whole course is hands-on. This course is available as 2 consecutive days on board.

Enjoy making passages and learn many new nautical terms and names of parts of a motor yacht, her engine, power handling, ropework, safety measures, fire precautions, personal safety equipment, executing the man-over-board drill, emergency equipment, meteorology, helmsmanship, manners and customs, rules of the road, and much more.


How to prepare yourself for this course

In order to get the most out of your course, we offer you the possibility to do our online pre-course knowledge quiz. The quiz helps you to test your knowledge and to assess whether you need more preparation in some areas. 


Ability after the course

By the end of the course you should be able to steer, control the engines, keep a proper lookout,  and assist in daily routines on board. You should also have visited some of the many interesting places in Zeeland. This course will provide you with a good foundation for many years of confident cruising.


What's included

  • Tuition by one of our RYA instructors
  • Lunches and drinks on board 
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 
  • Online pre-course knowledge quiz
  • RYA Helmsman course certificate







Details of this course


This non-residential course is available as 2 consecutive days


Location from where this course will be delivered:

  • Kats (Zeeland, the Netherlands)


Previous experience: None required


Assumed knowledge: Students are encouraged to prepare themselves by doing the RYA Essential navigation (online or classroom) theory course


Language: This course is provided in English.


Number of students:  4 


Cost:  900 euro for 2 consecutive days



Next steps

After successfully completing this course, it is time to make passages as much as you can and build up experience based on your acquired Helmsman skills. Our C-MASTERS Experience Builders and Mile Builders are ideal to get you to the next level. Enjoyed the power handling and eager to take control over the yacht ? Then come back and join our RYA Day Skipper course.


Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA Essential Navigation shorebased theory course as preparation for your RYA Helmsman practical course. This theory course is available at our classroom and online via the e-Learning platform.



Register for joining this course


Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland:

  • 2 day course on 16 and 17 August

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