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RYA Training Centre MCA PCA

RYA Powerboat Tender Operator

This course is designed to build on a candidate’s basic knowledge and experience of powerboating. Candidates should gain confidence in their own ability to manoeuvre a powerboat smoothly.

The course includes plenty of time to practice working with a crew member and operating short-handed. In navigation terms, the emphasis is on short ship-to-shore transfers by day and at night.

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
Pre-course experience RYA Powerboat 2
Assumed knowledge RYA Powerboat 2 
Minimum duration 2 days, Approx. 9.00 – 21:00 first day 9:00 – 17.30 second day.
Minimum age 17
Course content Preparation and Boat handling focusing on passenger safety and comfort, daytime pilotage, night time pilotage, emergency situations, associated theory. 
Ability after the course  Confident undertaking of short ship to shore transfers by day and night.

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