North Staffs Powerboat / Dam Head / Rudyard Lake / Staffordshire ST13 8XB
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The purpose of this course is to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. The certificate will be endorsed to show training in a Planing Craft.
Course Duration: 2 days
Min Age: 12 years old
12 to 16 year olds will receive a Level 2 certificate which will be endorsed – “The holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult”.
You do not require any previous boating experience for this course.
Conducted with a maximum ratio of 3 students per instructor in 1 boat.
Course Dates 2019
April 6th & 7th -
April 27th & 28th -
May 18th & 19th -
July 20th & 21st -
Sept 14th & 15th -
Sept 28th & 29th -
Water levels may be an issue this year due to last years prolonged dry summer and a lack of decent rainfall through this winter. Book an early course to avoid disappointment.
RYA Powerboat Handling Certificate Level 2 -
PRACTICAL – Section A
THEORY – Section B
Types of craft: advantages and disadvantages of different hull forms with respect to sea keeping ability
Engines and drives: advantages and disadvantages of outboard, inboard and outdrive units, single and twin screws, choice and use of fuels
Siting of fuel tanks, fuel lines, batteries, wiring and fire extinguishers
Routine engine maintenance checks, basic fault diagnosis
Close down procedure
Advice to inland drivers about coastal waters
Use and limitations of GPS
Application of local byelaws, especially around commercial shipping
Sources of weather information Understands:
Awareness of other water users
Communication with other craft – hand and sound signals
Disabled craft, Emergency action preventing sinking, Adrift – alternative means of propulsion
Towing and being towed
Fire precautions and fire fighting
Distress signals and the Mayday call
Apply IRPCS, principally rules 5,7,8,9, 12-