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RYA Powerboat Level 2

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Upcoming RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses

Price - £299.00
Price - £299.00
Price - £299.00
Price - £299.00
Price - £299.00


Book 2 places – £275 per person

Book 3 places – £245 per person

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?

  • On our school boat on our timetables
  • On our school boat, in your group, you choose the dates
  • On your own boat, we come to you

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.

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
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.

Next Steps:

Support Courses: RYA Online Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course, RYA VHF Radio, RYA Sea Survival, RYA First Aid

Next Step:RYA Intermediate (Coastal Cruising) Powerboat course , RYA Day Skipper Theory – online or classroom



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