RYA Powerboat Level 2

The course covers all skills and techniques needed to handle a powerboat. With the emphasis on safe handling in harbours and out to sea. Time will be spent learning the art of mooring, turning in confined spaces and recovering a man overboard. Going fast and keeping there comfortably. Furthermore there is also a practical section on navigation at sea and sea state.

The theory section covers all the subjects specified by the RYA course curriculum.  The rules of the road, how to plan a passage safely, weather, tides and buoyage systems. All this is covered in a single 2.5 hour session. As a result the rest of the time is dedicated to being afloat.

No exams to check ability

Progress is determined by continuous assessment. There is no final examination. It is our job as instructors’ to identify and correct any weaknesses. If you failed, we have failed and that is why we put such emphasis on continuosly improving our skills.

What type of powerboat?

The powerboat we use is exceptional. The Beneteau Antares 6 will give you the very best powerboat training experience. It is fitted out with all the equipment and electronics needed to ensure you get a good grounding in boat handling and navigation.

Own Boat Tuition

We also run courses on your own boat. We just need to check the seaworthiness and safety equipment first.

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    The course gives all the techniques required to operate a powerboat or motor cruiser safely and will build your confidence quickly. The qualification is recognised throughout Europe.

    Level 2 – £500 one to one tuition (2 day course)

    Level 2 – £350 per person (two people training) 2 days course

    All the courses include fuel, refreshments, safety equipment. RYA Logbook and ID certificates are supplied.



    General Information

    RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

    Launch and recovery, lines and fenders,

    Preparation of boat and crew and safety equipment

    Mooring to a buoy and alongside a pontoon, manoeuvring in confined spaces, wind on and wind off approaches

    Anchoring, different types of anchors, mooring area selection

    Recovering a man overboard, use of safety equipment

    High speed manoeuvres,

    Basic navigation techniques, tidal sequences, effects of wind against current flow

    Types of craft and engines, maintenance checks, IRPCS, weather forecasts, emergency actions

    Introduction to making longer journeys at sea.

    After the Powerboat Level 2 Training Course you will be able to handle a powerboat safely and with confidence in most everyday situations.

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