RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling

£299 per person
2 day

Course details

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

It focuses on personal and boat safety equipment, launching and recovery, low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations. 

Our training boat Trinity is a sturdy catamaran certified by the RYA for powerboat training. We use catamarans / hard bottom boats rather than RIBs for training.

Assumed knowledge

None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating

Minimum duration 2 days

Age requirements

Minimum age 12

Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate

Course content

  • Familiarisation & slow speed handling
  • Turning in a confined area
  • Holding off
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving and coming alongside a marina berth
  • Use of springs
  • Man overboard
  • Planing speed
  • Types of craft & engines
  • GPS / Chart Plotters
  • Distress
  • IRPCS (rules of the road) & local byelaws
  • Charts, chart symbols & buoyage systems
  • Pilotage and passage planning
  • Tides & tidal stream
  • Weather

Ability after the course

Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.

Contact us to book a place on one of our courses or to arrange a course at a date and time to suit you.

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