Boat Handling Course

Join us in Port Hamble for our specialist Boat Handling course, the perfect addition for skippers who understandably feel nervous about parking the boat or leaving the pontoon for the first time.

You can build your confidence in manoeuvring a yacht in close quarters with our boat handling days. During the day you will be practice parking in and leaving finger pontoons as well as mooring alongside, and boat handling under power. You’ll also learn how to ferry glide and other great tips for parking in those tricky spots.

We run our boat handling course in the busy Port Hamble Marina designed to make the situations as challenging as possible. So after the course, you will know if you can park here – you can park anywhere!

This course is ideal for individuals with an RYA Day Skipper and above, considering a bareboat yacht charter, planning a flotilla holiday or as essential preparation ahead of the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster exam.


The course will be run from our Port Hamble Marina base on a Beneteau Oceanis 37. There will be a maximum of 4 crew to 1 instructor on board, so you will have plenty of time on the helm. Meet 9.00am. Lunch is provided on board. For full details please download the Joining Instructions.

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Previous boat handling experience is required, this course is designed to give you confidence parking, Day Skipper or equivalent levels of experience are recommended as a minimum.

What's included?

All mooring fees, instructor and packed lunch on board. Waterproofs available to hire.

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