Motor Cruising Courses

Algarve, Portugal
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Hi Rob
Just a quick line to say thanks for the course, it was both very informative and hand on, you also made the whole experience fun!

Both Sarah and I will both be back for more tuition  in the near future.

Kind Regards
Martyn and Sarah Green


A two-day course covering basic boat handling, engine checks and safety. It is ideal for new owners conscious of the difficulty and hazards of boat handling in the marina. There is usually a maximum of 4 students on this course.

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.


Day Skipper

This course is over four days as a minimum and teaches the student to take charge on short passages under instruction, with help and advice from their instructor. It will also help you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, which are now virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers. There is usually a maximum of 4 students on this course.

Before attending the course you should have some experience and be able to navigate. It is possible to attend this course without having completed a formal theory course but we will need extra time to achieve a successful solution.


Coastal Skipper

This five day course is for the more ambitious skipper to improve their skills, take charge and learn to make full use of the boat on longer, more complex passages. Before taking this course it is virtually essential to have attended the equivalent shore based course, to ensure that time is not wasted teaching theory on board. By the end of the course you should be ready to build on your experience and work towards a Certificate of Confidence (Yachtmaster Coastal).  There is usually a maximum of 4 students on this course.


Yachtmaster Preparation

This course or tailor made tuition is for the skipper with plenty of experience both practically on the water and ashore planning passages. Most skippers will go on to be examined for an MCA certificate of competence such as Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Coastal.  Courses are arranged on a group basis or one on one.  Typical courses will last for four to five days but for students with excellent theory and practical skills a day or two can suffice to fully prepared for the exam.  Please contact Rob for more information, or +351 916 643 624.