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?
The practical course is taught on either our 5.5m Ribcraft rib, Kake, or our 7m Ribcraft rib , Swiss T. The classroom course is taught in the Mendez Marine Office.
|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.|
|Maximum Student : Instructor ratio||3 : 1|
|Course Material Provided||RYA Certificate|
|Recommended Reading||G48 RYA Powerboat Scheme: Syllabus and log book, G13 RYA Powerboat Handbook, G108 RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook|
|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.|