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This two day course provides a level of training that is ideal for anyone from the casual weekend user through to some commercial users. You will be taught launching and recovery, use and care of safety equipment, basic knots, fast and slow speed boat handling, use of trim, towing, man overboard, anchoring and securing to a buoy.
You will also learn some basic navigation and the factors that need to be taken into account when planning your trip. This course will also enable you to apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). This qualification is required by most European countries to validate your competence to own or charter a boat. The ICC obtained by presenting your Powerboat Level 2 certificate will cover powerboats upto 10 metres in length.
12 (Candidates under 16 will be awarded an endorsed certificate requiring adult supervision)
0900 until 1700 each day. Click here for an example schedule of how you will spend the weekend
Wet weather gear, RYA Start Power Boating book G48 and tea and coffee.
Having completed this course you should aim to spend a season putting the skills learnt into practice and then return to attend the RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course
Duration: 2 days
Previous Experience Required: None.
Course Overview: A detailed introduction to power boating that will enable you to safely take out your own powerboat in familiar waters in daylight and settled weather