Powerboat level 2

Includes the RYA Level 1 syllabus, and progressing from it, this course provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

It includes Close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

The shorebased element of the course will cover: The types of craft and their respective advantages/disadvantages; engines & drives; use of power tilt & trim tabs; safety checks; personal buoyancy; awareness of other water users; application of the collision regulations (IRPCS); local bylaws; towing and being towed; communication with other craft; emergency action; distress signals; fire precautions and fire fighting and rope work.

Course Type: POWERBOAT

Suggested minimum pre-course experience: None, maybe preceded by level 1

Assumed Knowledge: None, Minimum age of 8, Candidates under the age of 8 will be issued an endorsed certificate

Course content: All you need to know for self-sufficient poweboating at a basic level. Course includes launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat.
Ability after course, Able to skipper a powerboat in daylight in coastal waters in good weather: aware of own limitations and those of craft.
Minimum duration: Two Day