An introduction to motor cruising with the aim of being a useful crew member and being able to assist the helm. Ideal for introducing family and friends to crewing a motor boat or for anyone working on a boat but have little or no experience. Start Motor Cruising courses are run from our Lochin 33 kept in Sutton Harbour, Plymouth.

Book on a RYA Start Motor Cruising Course below. For future dates and enquiries, please contact the office. 

Price: £200
Previous Experience: None
Assumed Knowledge: None
Duration: 1 Day (2 days if accompanying another course)

Course Content:

  • Personal Safety
  • Seamanship
  • Dealing with Emergency Situations
  • Coming Alongside
  • Picking up a Mooring
  • Anchoring
  • Rope Work
  • Helming

Costs include fuel, a working lunch, snacks, tea & coffee, mooring fees etc. Courses are non-residential so accommodation is required in one of the many hotels or guest houses near the marina. We can provide a list of recommendations.

Own Boat

Start Motor Cruising can also be completed on your own boat to gain experience and knowledge helming, crewing and just getting to know a new boat. This is tailored to your needs as well as following the course criteria with one of experienced instructors.

What’s Next?

Essential Navigation

Helmsman