RYA Powerboat Level 2

Level: Beginner | Age: Strictly 14 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:00 | Average Price: £270.00

Quick Course Information

Level: Beginner
Age: Strictly 14 +
Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:00

Minimum Course Duration: 2 Days

Average Price: £270.00

Average Member's Price: £170.00

Typical Number on Course: 6

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:3

The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful:

98% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

The programme was well structured and met my needs:

96% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

Courses can be run on demand, subject to there being a minimum of 3 participants interested.

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Course Summary

A two day weekend course covering manoeuvres at high and low speed in a variety of craft, enabling you to operate a powerboat safely and with confidence. You'll have the chance to try out both diesel and petrol engines as well as a more powerful craft, which is brought in especially for the course. Full safety precautions are observed and participants are responsible for the preparation and storage of the powerboats used to make them fully sufficient.

Perfect for instructors, group leaders or regular assistant wardens who want to take a larger role in running the club.

If you have 3 people, we can accommodate courses on an ad hoc basis.

Please note: Level 1 is NOT required for entry to Level 2 and most adults go straight in at Level 2.

'All instructors, were able to impart their knowledge and experience in an authoritative but inclusive manner interacting well with all course participants... They really seamed to enjoy their teaching even on a weekend.'

May, 2018

Course Outline

  • Preparation of boat and crew
  • Launching and recovery
  • Boat handling
  • Picking up and securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard
  • Being towed

Ability After Course

  • Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions
  • Aware of own limitations and those of craft

RYA Recognition Information

This RYA course is held under the Bury Lake Young Mariners Recognised Training Centre at our base at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. The maximum Instructor to Student Ratio is: 1:3 and the minimum duration for the course is 2 Days. The following material is provided to you as part of your course:

  • RYA Powerboat Handbook (G13)
  • Certificate if required standard is met

Where Do I Go Next?

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Course Dates


Course runs over:
1 Weekend(s) between 09:30 and 17:00.

Price: £270.00
Member's Price: £170.00

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