What is the Helmsman course?
The two day Helmsman course introduces motor boating to complete beginners. This course is ideal for new owners conscious of the difficulty and hazards of boat handling in the marina.
It is useful for crews as well as skippers. Apart from the obvious safety benefits of extra boat handlers on board, it adds interest if everyone can contribute to the trip.
By the end of the course you will have covered boat preparation, boat handling, types of craft, engines and drives, engine operation and maintenance, safety and seamanship, rules of the road, securing to a buoy, berthing alongside, man overboard recovery.
Pre-course experience / requirements