On this 2 day course you'll learn in depth boat handling, as well as safety and navigations skills required to be an accomplished powerboat driver. Subjects covered include: driving at higher speed, more difficult slow manoeuvres, collision regulations and chart-work.
(not exhaustive - click below for more info)
Launch and recovery
Preparation of boat and crew
Securing to a buoy
Leaving and coming alongside
GPS / chart-plotters
Charts + symbols + buoyage systems
Tides and tidal streams
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To learn or improve boat handling and seamanship in powerboats, so that you can demonstrate good skills and feel very confident in driving a variety of powerboats, venturing out on exhilarating daytime passages in inland and coastal waters.
Although the syllabus has detailed content, making good progress through the course is truly exhilarating! The course may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planing and displacement.
Use of RIB incl. fuel
Use of lifejackets and wet weather gear
RYA 'Start Powerboating' handbook
Modern facilities with hot/cold drinks and refreshments
Experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors :)
Powerboat Level 2 certificate upon successful course completion
What To Bring
Sunglasses! (Even if it's not sunny) We go fast so the wind might make you tear up a little.
A Jacket to keep you warm and dry. It gets cold on the river some days.
A good attitude to learn!
A packed lunch or money to eat out.
And that's it. We will provide you with quality service. Any questions? Check our FAQs.
2 day course
Student to instructor ratio is 2 : 1
(Max 3 : 1 on group bookings)
Minimum age is 12 years old. 12 - 15 years will receive an endorsed license.
No prior knowledge or experience is required to undertake this course!
The Level 2 certificate of competence (COC) can be commercially endorsed for work in the marine industry. Fancy becoming a skipper? Check out commercial endorsement. You can convert the level 2 certificate into an International COC valid in many countries. You are qualified and confident to progress in the national powerboat scheme
Being confident enough in your boat handling, safety and navigation skills to plan and undertake daytime passages on inland waters and coastal waters with passengers onboard.
Unlock your inner skipper
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