RYA Motor Cruising Day Skipper Practical £849

The RYA Day Skipper Power / Motor Cruising Course run by our friends at Solent Boat Training aims to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar.  Over the 4 days of the course you will also receive an introduction to making a passage at night . Costing £849 per person, which includes accommodation on board the motor yacht for the duration of the course.

We would advise all students to have some boating experience to ensure that they gain the most from this course. A minimum qualification of a Powerboat Level 2 certificate is essential, but completing the RYA Helmsman course course is useful.  Knowledge to at least Day Skipper Theory is also required.  As motor cruising courses are not cheap due to the size of boats we have to use, this preparation will maximise your learning experience. We can help you with a bespoke day in the classroom with an instructor.

Shiraz.jpg    The course is taught on our Fairline Phantom 40 Motorboat which is an excellent & forgiving vessel for learning on.  This flybridge motorboat is the perfect platform for this course offering excellent viability and space.
We can run the course with a maximum of 4 students which ensures the boat has enough crew allowing the instructor to concentrate on the teaching of the student on the helm.

We run many RYA day skipper motor cruising courses per year that can be found on the calendar below. We generally run 1 course per month but we are always happy to add extra courses on demand, so just give us a call if you can`t find a suitable course below. 



Don`t forget that it is helpful to hold the RYA Day Skipper Theory certificate before taking this practical course that you can also take with our school for just £299.

What`s included in our RYA Day Skipper Motor Cruising Practical Course

4 Days of RYA motor cruising instruction by our own RYA instructor.

RYA Day Skipper certificate on successful completion of the course.

Use of our Sealine Sc29 motorboat.

All fuel & berthing fees throughout the course.

Onboard accommodation for 3 nights including tea and coffee.

Wet weather gear & lifejackets. Use of all equipment. 


Areas covered on the RYA Day Skipper Power course are :-

Preparing the boat for sea.

Handling the boat including turning in a confined space, coming alongside and mooring to a buoy.

Navigation including plotting visual fixes, use of waypoints, tidal heights and streams, course to steer, buoyage and electronic aids.

Pilotage for leaving and arriving at ports, harbours and marinas etc by day & night.

Passage planning taking into account the limitations of the crew and boat, tides and weather.

Understanding weather forecasts and charts.

Rules of the road for preventing collisions at sea.