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Powerboat Training

Driving a power boat is great fun but requires a level of knowledge and respect for the water. Aspiring drivers can join one of two RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses. Each course involves two theory sessions on Thursday evenings, and two on-the-water sessions at weekends.

Refresher training is also available for those already qualified. Dates for 2018 are given below

 

2018 Power Boat Courses (now taking bookings)

RYA Power Boat Level 2 Course

This course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a Rib or powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. Content includes:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Boat handling
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring, leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard
 
1st Course
Thursday 15th March 1930-2130 - RYA Powerboat course (1) – Theory
Sunday 18th March 0900-1700 - RYA Powerboat Course (1) - Practical
Thursday 22nd March 1930-2130 - RYA Powerboat course (1) - Theory
Sunday 25th March 0900-1700 - RYA Powerboat Course (1) - Practical
 
2nd Course
Thursday 4th October 1930-2130 - RYA Powerboat course (2) - Theory
Sunday 7th October 0900-1700 - RYA Powerboat Course (2) - Practical
Thursday 11th October 1930-2130 - RYA Powerboat course (2) - Theory
Sunday 14th October 0900-1700 - RYA Powerboat Course (2) - Practical
 
Cost

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course costs £85 per student which includes RYA books and certificates.

Requirements

Trainees must be at least 14 years of age and be either a sailing or social member of LOSSC. There are safety implications to the course, which requires a level of personal responsibility, awareness and maturity. At any time, the course instructor may decide whether a trainee is suitable to start or continue the course. (Max of 7 students on course if 3 instructors and boats are available)

 
To Register for training at LOSSC - Please select "Course Registrations" from the left hand navigation menu.