North Staffs Powerboat / Dam Head / Rudyard Lake / Staffordshire ST13 8XB
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A half day to assess you to the standard of the Powerboat Handling Certificate Level 2.
The assessment may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planning and displacement, and the certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type(s) of boat in which the assessment took place.
Course Duration: ½ Day
Min Age: 12 years old -
The assessment will follow the format as identified in the G20 Logbook and is a Pass / Fail assessment. You should note that this is an assessment only and candidates should ensure they are prepared for a practical and theory assessment.
Course Dates 2018
Dates for these assessments are organised ‘On Demand’.
Contact us via the ‘Contact Us Page’ to discuss dates and your assessment day.
RYA Level 2 Powerboat Direct Assessment -
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-
If you have any concerns then talk to us about having a bespoke day where we spend the morning reviewing your skills and providing an update and demonstration of the skills required to pass the assessment.