RYA Powerboat Level 1 + 2

Level: Beginner | Age: Strictly 14 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:00 | Average Price: £260.00

Quick Course Information

Level: Beginner

Age: Strictly 14 +

Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:00

Minimum Course Duration: 2 Days

Average Price: £260.00

Average Member's Price: £165.00


Typical Number on Course: 6

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:3

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.


'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.'

June, 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

Saturday
23
November
Sunday
24
November

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

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

Spaces Available

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Bookings Close: 2019-11-20
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Saturday
7
March
Sunday
8
March

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

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

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Bookings Close: 2020-03-04
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Saturday
18
April
Sunday
19
April

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

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

Spaces Available

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Bookings Close: 2020-04-15
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Saturday
30
May
Sunday
31
May

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

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

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Bookings Close: 2020-05-27
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Saturday
1
August
Sunday
2
August

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

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

Spaces Available

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Bookings Close: 2020-07-29
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Saturday
22
August
Sunday
23
August

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

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

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Bookings Close: 2020-08-19
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Saturday
10
October
Sunday
11
October

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

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

Spaces Available

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Bookings Close: 2020-10-07
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Saturday
21
November
Sunday
22
November

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

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

Spaces Available

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Bookings Close: 2020-11-18
Bookings may close early for operational reasons.

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