Our RYA Helmsman Practical course will suit anyone who has limited or no cruising experience. Our course will introduce you to all of the basic aspects of motor cruising. You will complete it gaining a really good insight into boat handling in close confines as well as general boat handling. Our RYA Helmsman practical course is an introductory course allowing you to experience what motor boating is about.  The RYA Helmsman course is run over a two day period for up to 5 students. We run our courses both during the week and over weekends.

We have one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland for you to train in. The Clyde is well known for its commercial shipping environment and is the gateway to the west coast. Its tidal waters will give you an excellent grounding in your learning experience.

Seatrek Marine Services is the only school in Scotland that specialises in power and motor boating. Our instructors are very experienced and have an excellent knowledge of power craft. Whether you wish to do your training on the school boat or your own vessel you can rest assured you will be getting taught by the experts. Taking your RYA Helmsman practical course with us will make sure you get a solid start to your basic cruising skill and knowledge.

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Seatrek RYA Helmsman Practical Course Pre-Requisite Qualification and Experience

12 years old
Endorsements: none
No prior qualification required. The qualification attained on this course will be the RYA Helmsman Practical.
No experience is required at this level. The RYA Essential Navigation course is a good introductory level to support this practical course and can be taken on our Interactive learning program

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Seatrek General Course Information

Courses taken on the water are carried out on board our 6.5 meter RIB and our 45′ Nelson. The RIB is suitable for all levels of students and has a 130hp Honda. Our Nelson has two twin Sabre’s

Shorebased courses are held either in our classroom or in hotel facilities depending on the numbers attending the course.

Times 09.00 – 17.00 hrs with  a break for lunch and morning &  afternoon refreshments.

Waterproof clothing is available should students not have their own. Life jackets are supplied on all courses, however, if students wish to bring their own then they are more than welcome.  They will be checked by your instructor prior to going out.

There are shower and toilet facilities on site with disabled access as well. It is recommended you bring with you a warm set of dry clothes to change into, in case of inclement weather. Sun cream hat and gloves are also a must, windburn and sunburn can be sore if preventive measures are not taken.

Included in the courses we run are the following:

  • Course books / packs
  • Certificates
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Instructor
  • Fuel
  • Berthing fees
  • Vat @ 20%

Our course dates are set throughout the year however, we understand that these may not suit your own schedules for work and family life.  We are happy to work with you to provide other suitable dates

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