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07840 942483

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Opening hours 9.15 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Shorter opening hours in the winter period, please check first.

POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE

The Powerboat level 2 course is designed to teach boat handling and seamanship skills. The course takes two days to complete and is open to experienced boaters and complete novices alike. It’s a hands on course with the emphasis on as much boat handling time as possible. The theory is conducted in as easy a form as possible and has no written test to take. Fun and a relaxed atmosphere is the order of the day.

Course topics include:-

  • Prepare boat, launch and recover

  • Securing to a buoy

  • Anchoring

  • Leaving and coming alongside pontoon and other vessels

  • High speed manoeuvres, fast turns and runs

  • Slow speed manoeuvres in the marina, 3 point turn in a confined space, springs

  • The International Rules For The Prevention Of Collision At Sea

  • Buoyage

  • Man overboard and recovery

  • Charts, tides, weather

  • Introduction to VHF/DSC radio

Pilotage and passage planning are also included as part of the I.C.C . (The International Certificate of Competence), the driving license for power boating. Upon completion and applying to the RYA you can charter powerboats up to 10 mtrs. in length almost anywhere in the world.

A maximum of three students per course is the mandatory limit of student to instructor ratio. This makes time to help those who may need just a little more attention if needed.

One-to-one tuition is also available.

Minimum age 12 yrs. Up to 16 yrs. the Certificate is endorsed meaning a responsible adult must be in attendance. Cheaper boat insurance is generally available with the Level 2 certification.

Powerboat Level 2 costs £235 per person. Including Manual, Certificate and Log Book. No hidden extras.

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