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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

Average Price: £260.00

Average Member's Price: £165.00


Typical Number on Course: 6

Typical Instructor - Student Ratio: 1:3

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

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The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful:

100% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

The programme was well structured and met my needs:

100% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

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Survey results taken from automated participant surveys based on a total of 10 responses.

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

Where Do I Go Next?

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Course Dates

We are still uploading the dates for 2019 - please check back in a few days time.

Saturday
9
March
Sunday
10
March

Course runs over 1 Weekend(s) between 09:30 and 16:30.

Price: £260.00
Member's Price: £165.00

Spaces Available

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Bookings Close: 2019-03-06
Bookings may close early for operational reasons.
Saturday
20
April
Sunday
21
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: 2019-04-17
Bookings may close early for operational reasons.
Saturday
1
June
Sunday
2
June

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: 2019-05-29
Bookings may close early for operational reasons.
Saturday
3
August
Sunday
4
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: 2019-07-31
Bookings may close early for operational reasons.
Saturday
17
August
Sunday
18
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: 2019-08-14
Bookings may close early for operational reasons.
Saturday
12
October
Sunday
13
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: 2019-10-09
Bookings may close early for operational reasons.
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
Bookings may close early for operational reasons.

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