RYA Powerboat Level 2
Learn and have fun with the experts
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
- 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.
What we provide:
- Waterproof outer layers
- Wetsuit boots
- Small free lockers
- Male and Female changing rooms
- Hot showers
- Coffee/hot chocolate machine (small charge)
- Waterproof phone pouches/glasses cords to buy
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 have two Highfield RIBs for PB2 training, and five ‘O’ boats. 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.