RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Course in Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
For many of us the chance to go out and try a boat starts with a trip on a friends boat.
RYA Powerboat Courses
The RYA Powerboat Courses give you the opportunity to gain the experience and knowledge to be safe afloat. Be it in your own boat or one of our school boats.
Your boat licence : International Certificate of Competence ICC (up to 10m)
This will cover you in most European ports (always best to check). You may wish to use the European Inland Waterways. You will need to have your ICC endorsed with the GEVNI (a small written test).
The RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Course is taken over two days and will cover the following topics:
Launching & recovery, Boat handling, Securing to a buoy, Anchoring, Leaving & coming alongside, Man overboard.
Types of craft, Engines and Drives, Siting of fuel tanks & lines, batteries, Wiring, Fire extinggushers. Engine checks & Maintenance. Use of GPS, Application of Local bylaws, Sources of weather information.
Awareness of other water users, Communication with other craft hand & sound signals, Emergency action, Towing / being towed, Fire precautions, Ropework.
Charts, Buoyage systems, Tides & tidal streams, Steering & hand compasses.
Age limits are:
Level 1 age 8
Level 2 age 12
You may, should you have the skills required, take a direct assessment (one day course).
This is an examination of your skills and not an instructional course.
The cost of the RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Course:
When placing a booking:
2 Days Classroom / Practical
Individual booking: £290.00 per head
One-to-one tuition: £400.00
Two students: £260.00 per head
Three students or more: £240.00 per head
Courses will be run on a minimum of 2 students unless booked in for 1-2-1 tution This includes school boat hire and fuel + courses material if required
Own boat tuition £200.00 per day + course material + travel if required