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RYA Powerboat and Safety Boat Training - NO COURSES RUNNING IN 2020

RYA Powerboat Training

The Club plans to run a number of weekend courses over spring and summer to qualify for either the RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 certificate (PB2) or RYA Safety Boat.

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Two full days of tuition both on and off the water


Both courses are run by Colin Bower our Chief Powerboat Instructor and Powerboat Instructor Paul Jewell, both members of the Club, using the Club safety launches, Zulu and Bravo.

Each course needs a minimum of 3 candidates (1 instructor), up to 6 using 2 instructors.

Each 2 days course costs £211 for members and £235 for non-memberswhich includes £11 for the course manual and certificate.

It may be possible to arrange 2-day courses during the week, or other weekend dates other than those listed on the events pages, especially if this was for 3 candidates. Contact admin@royaldart.co.uk to enquire.

Full details about each course are shown below and you can express interest in the current dates proposed by following the 'Click here' links.

RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2


This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling,high speed handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations. The course is taken on the River Dart and out in the bay so is classed as a coastal certificate.

Course Requirements and Outcomes


Requirement Outcome
Assumed Knowledge None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Power boating
Minimum Duration 2 Days
Minimum Age 12
Course Content Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard. High speed handling.
Ability after the Course Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

RYA Safety Boat


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.

Requirements and Outcomes


Requirement Outcome
Assumed Knowledge Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course
Minimum Duration 2 days
Minimum Age 16
Course Content Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users
Ability after the Course Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing

Course Availability


The dates available can be used to run either a PB2 course or a Safety Boat course. Demand for each will dictate which course is run.

To Register Interest and find the proposed date for the Safety Boat course in March click here

To Register Interest and find the proposed date for the PB2 course in May click here

To Register Interest and find the proposed date for the Safety Boat course in May click here

To Register Interest and find the proposed date for the PB2 course in June click here

To Register Interest and find the proposed date for the Safety Boat course in June click here

To Register Interest and find the proposed date for the PB2 course in July click here

To Register Interest and find the proposed date for the Safety Boat course in July click here

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