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RYA Powerboat L1 & 2

The club offer RYA Level 1&2 Powerboat courses based upon demand. Courses are normally held over one weekend with a theory session on Friday evening. Additionally courses can be organise mid- week subject to arrangement. Each course requires a minimum of 3 candidates and a maximum of 6.

Successful candidates will be awarded the RYA Level 2 Powerboat certificate. For members this will enable them to drive the club's safety boats. The course is open to club and non- club members who will need to enrol as temporary members.

Because our instructors give their time for free, we can offer this course to members at a lower price than commercial training schools. If a club member completes this course and then undertakes five safety boat duties they can reclaim a % of the course fee.

Minimum age for Level 1 is 8 years and for Level 2 12 years.

For fees please refer to courses and fees 2019

Typical Course Content

Theory session

  • Expectations
  • Theory – Navigation and passage planning / Wind and Tide / Buoyage / Weather / Personal Buoyancy and Clothing / Knots / Types of Craft / Anchors / Flares.
  • Collision Regulations – COLREG's
  • Emergency procedures
  • Communication VHF radio
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Coachingstyle
  • Key tips Do's and Dont's

Day 1

  • 5 key Elements – what the instructors are looking out for.
  • Arrival routine
  • The Power Boat / Controls / Kill Cord
  • Pre launch checks
  • Launching and recovery
  • Boat Handling / Pivot Points
  • Slow Speed Manoeuvres
  • Coming alongside and leaving
  • Holding off
  • Picking up a Buoy
  • Man Over Board / Anchoring

Day 2

  • Refresher as above
  • Turning in confined spaces
  • Turning on warps
  • High Speed turns
  • Towing
  • Basic recovery (Safety Boat Course)
  • Test

Last updated 18:01 on 21 December 2020

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