Motor Cruising Courses | Algarve | Portugal
RYA recognised school
will teach you to skipper a motor cruiser. We can provide courses on a school boat or can give you tuition on your own vessel.
Below are a list of courses we provide, if you have any queries or want a more personalised service please email: email@example.com or call Rob on (00351) 916 643 624 for more information.
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.
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.
This 4/5 day course will teach you to take charge on short passages under instruction, with help and advice from your 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.
Before attending the course you should be able to navigate. It is possible to attend this course without having completed a formal theory course but we then need the 5th day to achieve a successful solution.
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).
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 certicifate of competence such as Yachtmaster Offshore. Courses are arranged on a group basis or one on one. Typical courses will last for 5 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or +351 916 643 624.