RYA Powerboat TRAINING

RYA Advanced Powerboat

RYA powerboat training
Aim:
To teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night.
Duration:
Two days
Instructor to student ratio:
1:3 or 1:6 using two vessels
Times:
The start time is 09:30 with an anticipated finish at around 22:00

Advanced powerboat course Information

The advanced powerboat course is a practical course, with a small amount of classroom work.

At Guardian Marine the culmination of the course is that each student will be responsible for the navigation and safe passage of the vessel during their own section of a 30 to 50 mile journey by day and night. (Weather conditions permitting).

Finding lit and unlit marks. At the end of the course, successful candidates will be awarded the Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate.

Those candidates that wish to gain a Certificate of Competence will be required to attend a practical exam with an external examiner. See our section on commercial endorsements for full details.

The course will be conducted in our 7.5m Cobra RIB with a Yamaha 200 4 stroke.

Pre Course requirements

Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Dayskipper shorebased.

You are required to hold a first aid certificate and VHF operator's certificate.

Please note:
Rusty boat handling skills and poor knowledge is not an option. Although you will be taught some boat handling skills, this course is about teaching you advanced navigation by night.

Please carefully study the course syllabus in the RYA powerboat logbook. If you think you have any areas of weakness please contact us for advise on getting up to speed before the course.

What to bring with you on the course

Lifejackets are supplied.

  • Warm clothing.
  • Dry Suits must be worn at all times on the water. If you do not possess your own you may hire one of ours at a nominal cost of £30.00 per person for the course duration.
  • You may also bring your own lifejacket but it must conform to EN 396, be in good condition and have minimum buoyancy of 150 newtons and a DOT approved light.
  • Suitable footwear for being on board a high-speed craft such as deck shoes, sailing boots (not gardening wellies please) or old trainers.
  • A change of clothing. In case of emergency.
  • Snacks and drinks whilst afloat.

How to book

We have courses running every week, all year round.

Due to our tailor made service we do not publish a program.

Please contact us to join on to one of our next courses with space available or arrange dates to suit your circumstances any day of the week.

For further information please email us at:
info@boattraining.co.uk or call us on 07905 963353

Download Booking Form

Booking Form

Please note all booking forms must be completed and sent in the post with your course fee to confirm your place.

If you require accomodation we recommend
Val Morris
The White Cottage
01634 719988

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