RYA Powerboat Level 2
2 Day Course: £365.00
Book today and pay your deposit of £150.00
This is a 2 day course that provides a sound introduction to powerboating.
It will give you the knowledge and skills required to drive a powerboat in coastal waters by covering some theory as well as the practical skills. The course includes launching and recovery, boat handling, high speed manoeuvres, anchoring, securing to a buoy, man overboard and safety and seamanship. The course is run on our EASS rib with a maximum of 3 students, keeping the tutor to student ratio small.
On completion of this course the certificate level (proving you are over 16 and a British Citizen) allows you to apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for a powerboat up to 10 m. The ICC is an internationally recognised qualification and can be used widely to hire speedboats in the UK and abroad.
Minimum age: 12
- You will be coached over the full RYA course syllabus on one of the school owned powerboats.
- Parking – available at Suffolk Yacht Harbour
- All mooring fees, safety equipment, fuel and tuition from one of our experienced RYA instructors.
Maximum teaching ratio - 3:1
Course language - English
Our boat – one weekend commencing at 0930 hours on Saturday and again on Sunday afternoon.
Your own boat - There is also the option to take this course on your own powerboat, benefiting from practicing and learning how to handle your own vessel.
Direct Assessment for experience powerboat drivers - £295
If you are an experienced powerboat driver and you would like to achieve the Powerboat Level 2 qualification, there is the option to complete a direct assessment. This is half a day where you will be expected to show that you understand the principles of each manoeuver in the Powerboat Level 2 syllabus.
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate.
Holders of this certificate will be able to obtain the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) - this is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. You will often be required to show this when chartering vessels abroad.
Under 16's: the license will be issued with an endorsement and does not qualify the candidate for an ICC
If the weather is not looking great or is forecast to be a bit chilly or windy you can hire wet weather gear from us.
Musto Waterproofs available in S, M, L, XL and XXL. £20.00 for the weekend.
Launching and Recovery
Use of a trailer or launching trolley
Consideration of launching and sea conditions, including hazards and obstructions
Number of persons required to launch/recover
Construction, width and condition of slipway
Steep/slippery slipways, beach launching, lee shores
Care of trailer bearings, hitch, lashings, ties, lights and winch
Prepare the boat, lines, fenders, safety equipment, fuel tanks, lines and secure gear on board.
Loading: effect on handling and performance, effect on balance and trim, CE
Plate and manufacturers recommendation. Displacement boats: handling ahead and astern, carrying way.
Crew members: minimum number in high-speed craft, keeping a look out
Awareness of water users, including effect of wash
Steering, controls, effect or current or tidal stream
High speed manoeuvring: planning, trim tabs and power trim
Planning boats: propeller angle and immersion, shallow drive, high/low speed handling, tiller/console steering
Carry out pre-start checks, engine starting and stopping
Demonstrate the use of an appropriate length kill cord at all times
Carry out low speed manoeuvres including: turning in a confined area, effect of wind on bow and holding off
Demonstrate an awareness of the danger of flooding when going astern
Carry out high-speed manoeuvres including S-Turns and U-Turns
Securing to a Buoy
Preparation of a mooring warp
Use of a boat hook
Method of approach
Procedure when overshooting
Approach and secure to buoy.
Method of approach in various conditions
Taking way off
Depth of water, holding ground, scope required
Types of anchor
Stowage and attachment to boat
Preparation of anchor, chain and warp
Approach and anchor correctly
Weigh anchor correctly
Leaving and Coming Alongside
Preparation and use of painter, lines, and fenders, attachment to boat, stowage under way
Speed and angle of approach
Method of approach in tidal stream or current. Can:
Make fast alongside
Leave - ahead or astern
Recovery of man overboard
Take immediate action
Observe the man overboard
Carry out the correct return of awareness of propeller
Approach and recover the man in the water.
Types of Craft
Advantages and disadvantages of different hull forms with respect to sea-keeping ability
Engines and Drives
Advantages and disadvantages of outboard, inboard and outdrive units, single and twin-shaft drives, choice and use of fuels
Siting of fuel tanks, fuel lines, batteries, wiring, fire extinguishers
Routine engine checks, basic fault diagnosis
Close down procedure
Advice to inland drivers about coastal waters
Use and limitations of GPS
Application of local byelaws, especially around commercial shipping
Sources of weather information
Awareness of other water users
Communication with other craft - hand and sound signals
Emergency action, preventing sinking
Adrift - alternative means or propulsion
Towing and being towed
Fire precautions and fire fighting
Distress signals and the Mayday call
Apply IRPCS, principally rules 5,7,8,9,12-19
Byelaws and local regulations
Boat registration schemes
Pilotage and passage planning
Charts, chart symbols, buoyage systems
Tides and tidal streams
Use steering and hand bearing compasses
Apply Section A on coastal waters
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