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Powerboat Training


RYA Powerboat Advanced - from £325 per person

The aim of the 2 day Advanced Power Boat course is to teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters.

Participants on the Advanced Power Boat Course should be competent and ideally hold the RYA National Powerboat Certificate Level 2 (coastal) have a knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of the Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate. Participants should also ideally hold a First Aid Certificate and a VHF Operators Licence.

During the 2 days we cover:

Section A – Practical Boat Based

  • Preparation for sea.
  • Preparation of powerboat, fuel and engine checks, stowing and securing gear.
  • Boat handling.
  • Characteristics of various hull forms and propeller configuration, knowledge of action to be taken in rough weather, understanding correct use of power trims and trim tabs, effects of tide/wind when maneuvering including steering to transits, turning in tight confined spaces, berthing, picking up moorings etc.
  • Passage making.
  • Plans and pilotage for entry into or departure from harbour, use of leading and clearing lines, transits and sounding as an aid to pilotage, high speed navigation and GPS waypoint navigation.
  • Night cruising.
  • Powerboating at night, including entering and leaving harbour, special considerations for keeping a lookout and identifying marks by night.

Section B - Shorebased

  • Meteorology.
  • Sources of forecast information, interpretation of forecasts, terms used in shipping forecasts, including Beaufort Scale and their significance to small craft.
  • Rules of the road.
  • Application.
  • Use of engines. basic engine checks
  • Emergency situations.
  • Correct action to be taken in case of: fire, hull damage, medical emergency, VHF emergency, helicopter rescue, use of flares, man overboard and search. techniques

Timetable

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
    Safety Boat
    Shore Based
    NAVIGATION
    VHF RADIO
    FIRST AID
    SEA SURVIVAL
    BASIC MAINTENANCE

This Course available only from Menai Bridge

RYA Powerboat Advanced

2 days, 1 evening, £325

Start DateEnd Date
18 November19 November
09 December10 December
13 January14 January
10 February11 February
10 March11 March
24 March25 March
14 April15 April
12 May13 May
16 June17 June
16 July17 July