ICC/PB2 Direct Assessment

Learn and have fun with the Experts

The direct assessment is a one-on-one session for experienced powerboat
users to gain their RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification. The instructor
will assess your skills to ensure you meet the expected outcomes of the PB2

Expect that this will include:

  • Launch and recovery

  • High and low speed manoeuvres

  • Man overboard recovery methods

  • Other seamanship skills

  • Understanding and use of charts

  • Understanding of tides and currents

  • Weather interpretation

  • Securing to a buoy

  • Anchoring

  • Leaving and coming alongside

  • See more info at https://www.rya.org.uk/

On successful completion of the course, you can apply for the International
Certificate of Competence (ICC) available through the RYA, which is a
requirement of many countries even if only visiting for a holiday.

Please bring a passport-sized photograph of yourself for your certificate.

powerboat cockpit

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use my own boat?

    We like to use our own boats as we know they meet the minimum criteria expected by the RYA.

  • What boats do you have?

    We have two Highfield RIBs for PB2 training, and five ‘O’ boats. See our fleet >>

  • When do you run the assessments ?

    Get in touch so we can agree a day that works for your diary and ours.









  • Are the assessments at a set time every day?

    We will suggest days that work for our diaries and allow for the tide.

  • What else is there to do in New Quay?

    Please see our main FAQs page for information on Where to stay, park, eat etc.