Thinking of being more adventurous and going further afield, then the RYA Intermediate (Coastal Cruising) Powerboat course is a 2-day course and a natural progression from the RYA Powerboat level 2 as it aims to teach powerboating up to the standard required to safely complete a short coastal passage by day.
How can I take this course?
The practical course is taught on our 7m Ribcraft rib , Swiss T. The classroom course is taught in the Mendez Marine Office.
|Pre-course experience||Candidates should be competent to the standard of Powerboat level 2|
|Assumed knowledge||It is strongly recommended that the candidate hold a 1st aid certificate, a VHF operators certificate and has theory knowledge upto RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship or RYA Day skipper.|
|Minimum duration||2 days / 16 hours|
|Minimum age||16 years|
|Maximum Instructor : Student Ratio||3 : 1|
|Course content||Planning a Day cruise: pilotage, navigation, safety, fuel and engine checks. Boat handling and passage making: effects of waves and rougher conditions, berthing in different situations, use of GPS in high speed navigation and pilotage by day.|
|Course Materials supplied||RYA Certificate,|
|Recommended Reading||G13 RYA Powerboat Handbook, G13 RYA Powerboat Handbook, DSN RYA Dayskipper Shorebased Notes, G2 IRPCS, G69 Passage planning,G6 navigation Handbook|
|Ability after the course||Able to complete short coastal passages by day.|