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RYA Power Boat Courses

RYA Power Boat courses have a minimum age requirement of 16 years

RYA Level 2 Power Boat Course - £280

2 days 09:30am - 4:00pm

This two-day course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.The course goes on to provide the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

This can lead to the RYA Power Boat Level 2 award.

Available on enquiry. Minimum of  2 persons required. Maximum of 3 persons per course.

Please note: Power Boats are not available for public hire at South Cerney Outdoor

RYA Safety Boat Course

2 days 10:00am - 4:30pm

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

This can lead to the RYA Safety Boat Award. Pre-entry requirement is an RYA Power Boat Level 2 qualification.

Available on enquiry

RYA Safety Boat£180.00


3 days 9:00am - 5:00pm

This three day course, run over consecutive days, will qualify existing Power Boat and Safety Boat trained individuals to instruct others in the use of power boats.

RYA Powerboat Instructors are able to teach powerboating to the level of which they are trained (i.e. if you hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate you will be only able to teach up to RYA Powerboat Level 2). It is a 3 day course and covers everything from demonstrating powerboat driving skills to delivering RYA theory.

During the course our RYA Powerboat Trainers will spend time looking at teaching theory and how to deliver an RYA Powerboat Course to an acceptable level. The RYA Powerboat Instructors course gives you the ability to run RYA courses whether at your own RYA recognised powerboat centre, sailing club or commercial powerboat school.

Assumed Pre-Course Ability
Candidates should have logged five seasons powerboating experience in a range boat and engine types. If you are driving boats as part of your job this period can be reduced to one season of full time work.

Candidates must have the following completed before the course:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Powerboat Instructors Skills Assessment (Available on Friday 11th March - add at check out for £100 if required)
  • RYA First Aid at Sea or other recognised first aid certificate

Refreshments and lunch are available purchase on site.

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