RYA's Start Motor Cruising Course - a fun and informative introduction to crewing a motor boat
Spending time on a boat is a dream come true for many families. It’s a hobby that could lead to amazing holidays, exciting new experiences and immeasurable amounts of laughter and learning.
To ensure your time on a motorboat is fun, fulfilling and safe, why not take the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Start Motor Cruising Course? This is an entry level course that can be run in conjunction with higher level courses for mixed ability groups, says the RYA.
What does the RYA Start Motor Cruising Course involve?
This one-day course is ideal for introducing friends or family members to crewing a motor boat, and for giving an understanding of how they can assist the helm. No pre-course experience is necessary and the minimum age for taking part is 8 years.
The course takes place on board a boat, and covers personal safety, seamanship, dealing with emergency situations, coming alongside, picking up a mooring and boat handling.
This RYA video gives a taster of what you can expect to do and learn on the course.
Other RYA Motor Cruising courses include Day Skipper, Advanced Pilotage, Coastal Skipper and Motor Cruising for Under 16s.