RYA Start Motor Cruising

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This entry level course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn the basics of motor cruising. You will follow a lively syllabus exposing you to a variety of important subjects from anchoring and berthing, to reading a GPS, and understanding what to do in an emergency.

RYA Start Motor Cruising provides an enjoyable day of instruction on board a motor cruiser. As crew you will become more useful with day-to-day routines and have more confidence that you know what to do in the event of an emergency.

The course will be on board one of Urban Truant’s own motor cruisers, although we’re also happy to run the course on your own boat – provided it carries the basic safety equipment, which we’d be happy to discuss with you.

No experience required.
Instructor Ratio
4:1. Urban Truant is also pleased to offer lower ratios on request for those who would like more time with their instructor.
Duration1 day
  • Personal safety
  • Seamanship
  • Dealing with emergency situations
  • Coming alongside
  • Picking up mooring
  • Boat handling
Ability after
Crew members will have more confidence to get involved with day-to-day activities whilst on board a motor cruiser and will be able to act in the event of an emergency.

What’s Included

When you book a course with Urban Truant we do our best to ensure there are no extra fees – everything you need to complete your course is included:

  • All refreshments and meals whilst on board
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s high quality wet weather gear and safety kit
  • RYA certification for all successful students

At Urban Truant we feel it’s important to provide quality catering and pride ourselves on serving fresh tasty food wherever possible. We are also happy to cater for different dietary requirements upon request.

Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

See what our students say:

Paul and Caroline W- Bespoke skills refresher

"As predominantly inland water/coastal sailors with 35+ years experience we found our few days with Rich to be an extremely helpful and enjoyable experience. We were impressed with the way in which he quickly assessed our individual needs and concerns and tailored an appropriate approach.
We received useful reminders on passage planning, navigation generally and boat safety – all offered in an intelligent and understandable way.
The boat was well prepared and comfortable to sail even with five of us on board.  We all enjoyed the food, with our individual needs being well met.... read more"

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