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RYA Training Centre MCA PCA

Powerboat Courses

Course Start Times

  • All Powerboat courses start at 09:00 on both days
  • Level 1, 2 and Intermediate courses finish about 17:30 each day.
  • Advanced courses which include a night exercise (usually on the first day) will finish when you get back to base, this depends on the time of year and when its gets dark. As a guide around 21:00 in Winter around 23:00 in Summer. Day 2 on Advanced courses finishes about 16:00.

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What to wear and bring

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Waterproofs if you have them otherwise we can loan you school ones
  • Warm clothing ie. thin thermal layers, fleece, gloves & hat
  • Sunglasses and sunblock
  • Clothes that are quick drying are preferable to jeans
  • Footwear is important so deck shoes or non-slip trainers with non marking soles

Basically come prepared for the British climate!

Food and drink

For Powerboat courses, Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided in the classroom but lunch is not. There are several good local places, or bring a packed lunch.


The following courses have RYA central registration and require a passport size photo for your certification:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat
  • ICC Application

You MUST bring a PASSPORT SIZED PHOTOGRAPH for your certification.


We do not provide accommodation for Powerboat Courses, If you don’t live locally and you would like somewhere to stay during your course, please click here for a list of local accommodation.


Your personal safety is of paramount importance to us. You will receive a full safety brief before all courses, so please always follow the instructors requests. The environment you are entering is very different from that ashore so it’s important that safe thinking and practices are adopted by all. We all need to look after ourselves and each other. All required safety equipment is onboard each vessel and you are very welcome to bring your own equipment such as lifejackets should you have them.

Cancellation Policy & Insurance

Please read the terms and conditions.

And Finally…

We all wish you a fantastic time whilst with Mendez Marine. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.


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