By far the most popular RYA Powerboat course in the world. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 is a 2-day course which is the starting place for providing all the skills and background knowledge that you need to go afloat safely. How can I take this course?
Additionally, successful completion of the Powerboat Level 2 course can also lead to the International Certificate of Competence – ICC, for vessels up to 10 metres.
The practical course is generally taught on our 5.5m Ribcraft rib, Kake. The classroom course is taught in the Mendez Marine Office.
|Minimum duration||2 days, Approx. 9.00 – 17.30 each day.|
|Minimum age||12 years (12 – 16 endorsed certificate)|
|Maximum Student : Instructor Ratio||3 : 1|
|Course content||Preparation: launch and recovery, safety equipment, lines and fenders and fuel tanks. Boat handling and manoeuvres: starting and stopping, use of kill cord, steering controls, securing to a buoy. Boat handling and manoeuvres: effects of current or tide, high and low speed manoeuvring, propeller controls, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside and man overboard. Theory and background: types of craft and engine, maintenance checks, IRPCS (International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea), weather forecasts and emergency actions.|
|Materials supplied||G48 Start Powerboating and RYA Certificate|
|Recommended reading||G60 Pocket Guide to Boating Knots, G20 RYA Powerboat Scheme; syllabus and log book, G13 Powerboat Handbook.|
|Ability after the course||To be able to handle a Powerboat in fair weather and daylight hours.|
NOTE: the Powerboat level 2 certificate can also be achieved by direct assessment. But this is subject to meeting certain criteria and is by discussion.
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