RYA Powerboat Level 2

Learn and have fun with the experts

Dates planned for 2024:

29 March 2024
11 April 2024
27 April 2024
10 May 2024
25 May 2024
08 July 2024
10 July 2024
22 July 2024
24 July 2024
05 August 2024
07 August 2024
20 August 2024
22 August 2024
05 September 2024
07 September 2024
21 September 2024
05 October 2024
19 October 2024

On this popular two-day course we will use a mix of shore-based sessions
and water time; we expect that 90% of the course time will be on the water.
Some of what you will learn:

  • 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 (Royal Yachting
Association), which is a requirement of many countries even if only
visiting for a holiday.

Bring a passport-sized photograph of you for your certificate.

You will receive the official RYA ‘Start Powerboating’ handbook.

Every student is kitted out with waterproof trousers, jacket and a
lifejacket. You will need warm clothing (even in good weather) and
non-marking wet shoes/old trainers/wellies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get a certification at the end of the activity?

    This course is the entry level qualification required by those who wish to work in the marine and watersports industry.

  • Can I use my own boat?

    Please note we use our own boats and cannot use yours.

  • Do I need to do Powerboating level 1 first?

    Powerboating Level 1 is included within the course. We don’t generally run Level 1 as it is so basic.

  • What boats do you have?

    We use a 5.9m Highfield RIB for PB2 training, and  have five ‘O’ boats available which we use as tenders and safety boats for watersport activities. See our fleet >>

  • What happens if there are no suitable dates for me?

    If there are no dates that suit you, please contact us.

  • How large is the group in each session?

    We can train a max of three in one boat for safety and comfort. Contact us if you need more.

  • Are activities at a set time every day?

    We may have to adjust preferred timings to 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.