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North Staffs Powerboat / Dam Head / Rudyard Lake / Staffordshire ST13 8XB

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Level 2 - Powerboat Handling Certificate - £225

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.

Level 2 - Powerboat Handling Certificate

Course Dates 2019

April     6th & 7th  - Course Code L2/1  - Course Full

April    27th & 28th - Course Code L2/2 - 1 Space remaining

May     18th & 19th - Course Code L2 /3

July     20th & 21st - Course Code L2/4 - Course Full

Sept      14th & 15th - Course Code L2 / 5

Sept      28th & 29th - Course Code L2 / 6 Course Full            

 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 - Course Syllabus



- Launching and Recovery


- Boat Handling

- Turning in a confined space

- Holding Off

- Securing to a buoy  

- Anchoring

- Leaving and coming alongside  

- Man Overboard


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

Rope work

Distress signals and the Mayday call

Apply IRPCS, principally rules 5,7,8,9, 12-19


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