RYA Basic Helmsman / Basic Safety / ICC 24m Course in Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Under the guidance of the RYA, we have made some slight changes to how we run the following courses

Basic Helmsman

ICC over 10m Qualification

The Basic Helmsman is a two Day course (details given below)

The ICC over 10m Qualification (previously know as the ICC 24m), Can be applied for on completion of the basic helmsman Course

or higher qualification (Day Skipper and above)

You may also apply for a Direct entry into The ICC over 10m LOA ( you will be requested to show the above qualifications)

The Basic Helmsman Course will give you, not only a basic theory back ground, but also a practical knowledge of how to conduct and enjoy your boating in a safe and controlled manner

The duration of the Basic Helmsman Course is two days

The RYA Basic Helmsman Course will cover the following topics:

  • Rope work & knots
  • Safety  equipment
  • Type of craft
  • Weather forecasts - In general
  • Boat preparation - Engines and drives, Prestart  checks, operation and maintenance
  • Boat handling - Coming alongside, Pick-up a buoy
  • Rules of the road - Buoyage systems, lights & day shapes
  • Basic chart work - Latitude & longitude, Chart symbols, Bearings true & magnetic, Tidal diamond & streams, Tidal curves, use of drawing instruments
  • Passage planning - basics
  • GPS
  • Position Fix
  • Man over board drills

The cost of the Basic Helmsman Course:

When  placing a booking:
2 Days Classroom / Practical

With regret and due to the increase in services such as fuel and electricity during the past year.
For the first time in 5 years we need to change our prices.

1-2-1 instruction, £950.00
Individual booking £750.00
Booking for two, £650.00 each
Booking for three, £550.00 each

This includes school boat hire and fuel + course material if required.
Own boat tuition: £200.00 per day for one client + £25.00 per day for each extra client + course material + travel if required.

The cost of an ICC over 10m direct entry given on request (one Day assessment)

For more information contact Cliff on +447767398892 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Payments

A payment of 25% of the course cost is required to confirm the booking and full payment one week prior to the course start date.
Payments can be made by
Bank Transfer:
Card Payment: Debit cards no extra small admin charge for credit card payments  
Cash payments: on request