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RYA Power Boat Level 2

2 days: £355.00

This is a 2 day course that provides a sound introduction to powerboating.

It will give you the knowledge and skills required to drive a powerboat in coastal waters by covering some theory as well as the practical skills.

The course includes launching and recovery, boat handling, high speed manoeuvres, anchoring, securing to a buoy, man overboard and safety and seamanship.

Download ICC Form

Once this level is achieved, you are over 16 and a British citizen you can apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence), which will be valid for a powerboat up to 10m in coastal waters. To do this download the ICC Form.

Suggested Previous Experience: None

Award: RYA National Power Boat Level 2 Coastal Certificate



21 October '17Places
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25 November '17Sold Out



Further dates may also be available, contact our Administration Centre on 01473 659992.



Own Boat

There is also the option to take this course on your own powerboat.





Launching and


Knowledge of:
- Use of a trailer or launching trolley
- Consideration of launching and sea conditions, including hazards and obstructions
- Number of persons required to launch/recover
- Construction, width and condition of slipway
- Steep/slippery slipways, beach launching, lee shores
- Care of trailer bearings, hitch, lashings, ties, lights and winch
- Trailer parking

Prepare the boat, lines, fenders, safety equipment, fuel tanks, lines and secure gear on board.

Boat Handling

Knowledge of:
Loading: effect on handling and performance, effect on balance and trim, CE Plate and manufacturers recommendation. Displacement boats: handling ahead and astern, carrying way.

- Crew members: minimum number in high-speed craft, keeping a look out
- Awareness of water users, including effect of wash
- Steering, controls, effect or current or tidal stream
- High speed manoeuvring: planning, trim tabs and power trim
- Planning boats: propeller angle and immersion, shallow drive, high/low speed handling, tiller/console steering

- Carry out pre-start checks, engine starting and stopping
- Demonstrate the use of an appropriate length kill cord at all times
- Carry out low speed manoeuvres including: turning in a confined area, effect of wind on bow and holding off
- Demonstrate an awareness of the danger of flooding when going astern
- Carry out high-speed manoeuvres including S-Turns and U-Turns

Securing to a buoy

- Preparation of a mooring warp
- Use of a boat hook
- Method of approach
- Crew communication
- Making fast
- Procedure when overshooting

Approach and secure to buoy.


- Method of approach in various conditions
- Taking way off
- Crew communication
- Check holding
- Depth of water, holding ground, scope required

Knowledge of:
- Types of anchor
- Stowage and attachment to boat
- Preparation of anchor, chain and warp
- Weighing anchor

- Approach and anchor correctly
- Weigh anchor correctly

Leaving and coming alongside

- Preparation and use of painter, lines, and fenders, attachment to boat, stowage under way
- Speed and angle of approach
- Wind effect
- Method of approach in tidal stream or current. Can:
- Make fast alongside
- Use springs
- Leave - ahead or astern

Man overboard

Knowledge of:
- Recovery of man overboard

- Take immediate action
- Observe the man overboard
- Carry out the correct return of awareness of propeller
- Approach and recover the man in the water.

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