RYA Powerboat Level 2

“The RYA Level 2 course is our most popular course. It is run over 2 days over so it will give you plenty of time for both practical and theory instruction.“

 

Course description

During this course you will learn the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the international Certificate of Competence ( ICC ).

Course content

It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard.

Course options

RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2
PRICE/PERSON:

€ 550,-

Duration
Two days

Price inc:
RYA/MCA Instructor
Boat and fuel (home port)
RYA Start Powerboating Book
License
VAT

Price exc:
Food
Drinks

RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2
PRICE/PERSON:

€ 500,-

Duration
Two days

Price inc:
RYA/MCA Instructor
Boat and fuel (home port)
RYA Start Powerboating Book
License
VAT

Price exc:
Food
Drinks

RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2
PRICE/PERSON:

€ 450,-

Duration
Two days

Price inc:
RYA/MCA Instructor
Boat and fuel (home port)
RYA Start Powerboating Book
License
VAT

Price exc:
Food
Drinks

 

“The harbours of St Tropez and Port Grimaud are always very crowded. An excellent opportunity to see if you understood the collision regulations”

 

More details about the course

The RYA Powerboat level 2 course is aimed both at those new to boating and those that have boated a while that want to improve their boat handling.
Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your time with him/her:
Boat Handling including in confined spaces
Approaching and securing to a buy
Anchoring
Leaving and coming alongside
Handling a boat at planing speed
Man overboard
Launching & recovery
Navigation to include charts, tides, buoyage
Undertaking a passage
The ‘Collision regulations’

The vast majority of the time on this course is spent on the water.

The time that you do spend in on theory will cover: The types of craft and their respective advantages/disadvantages; engines & drives; use of power tilt & trim tabs; safety checks; personal buoyancy; awareness of other water users; application of the collision regulations (IRPCS); local bylaws; towing and being towed; communication with other craft; emergency action; distress signals; fire precautions and firefighting and rope work.

On the second day of the course we spend time looking at charts, tides, buoyage and using a compass. Using these skills we then prepare a short pilotage plan and execute it to put into practice the skills developed it in the classroom.

Essentially day one of the course is aimed at developing your ability to competently handle the craft in close quarter situations whilst day two develops the ability to navigate and then puts this into practice ensuring you have the ability to undertake short inshore passages.

Once you have reached the standard at which we can award the Level 2 certificate. Should you wish, you can go on to apply for your ICC from the RYA. The relevant form can be downloaded (here) which coupled with a photo and a copy of your certificate will get you your licence. If you are a member of the RYA then your ICC is free else it costs approximately £43. Coincidently joining the RYA costs about the same so we would generally advise that you join then get the ICC free.

“It is very important to me that my students do not make mistakes like in this picture below. I explain everything and exercise with them as often as needed so they are capable to drive their boat safely”

mistake