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RYA Power Boat Intermediate

2 days: Call us for a price, or submit an enquiry and we will get back to you.

This is a two day course that builds on the knowledge and skills from the Powerboat Level 2 course. It also covers more advanced boat handling and the practical use of pilotage and passage planning by day in coastal waters.

Suggested Previous Experience

You must hold Level 2 Powerboat Coastal Certificate and you should have theory knowledge of RYA Day Skipper level. It is also recommended that students hold a valid First Aid certificate and VHF operators licence.

Course Content

Planning a day cruise, boat preparation, boat handling, coastal passage making and pilotage.


RYA Intermediate Powerboat Certificate and the International Certificate of Competence at the appropriate level.





Boat preparation

- The importance of protective clothing and safety equipment
- The minimum level of equipment for the boat
- Considerations of equipment required for longer passages
- Correct stowage of equipment

Boat Handling

Knowledge of:
- Effect of waves
- Rougher conditions
- Awareness of other water users
- Mooring stern-to between posts or Med style

- Demonstrate awareness of wind and tide
- Mooring alongside, in a marina berth (where available)
- Demonstrate the use of an appropriate length kill cord at all times


- Demonstrate a practical application of techniques for pilotage in local waters

Passage Making

- The need for pre-planning, including advice in the event of having to return at night

- Apply the lessons learnt in the theory section and successfully complete a practical passage
- Fix position by traditional and electronic means

Man Overboard

- Techniques for picking up a man overboard in differing conditions

- Pick up a man overboard

East Anglian Sea School Ltd.
Tel: 01473 659992    Email: sales@eastanglianseaschool.com