This RYA Powerboat Intermediate course develops your skills with in depth knowledge of powerboating, including how to manoeuvre in a variety of conditions of wind and tide and combined with a range of pilotage techniques to enable you to plan and execute longer coastal passages.
If you have RYA Powerboat Level 2 and want to develop your skills, qualifications and knowledge to venture into unfamiliar waters, this is your ideal next step. It is also a mandatory requirement for anyone seeking the RYA Powerboat Advanced qualification. Discounts for groups of 2 or 3.
What you will learn
Our fully equipped classroom and on the water training helps ensure you get an RYA approved training qualification.
The RYA Powerboat Intermediate course helps you embark upon longer coastal passages by day and broadens and expands upon your existing RYA Powerboat Level 2 knowledge. This course includes plenty of on the water practice, chart work in the classroom and using chart plotters onboard, all backed by training in a range of pilotage techniques for safe passage making. You will also learn how to predict tidal heights and streams using almanacs, as well as covering basic meteorology, enabling you to review weather forecasts to determine how they might affect your passage.
Our Hayling Island RYA Training Centre has easy access to Chichester Harbour and the Solent for the on the water aspects of the RYA Powerboat Intermediate course. Many powerboaters also find that some of the other DD Marine Training theory courses help them to better understand some of the more technical elements of this course. If you have completed our RYA VHF or RYA First Aid course, you will find that you are able to put into practice much of the information that you have learned on the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course.
RYA Powerboat Intermediate course £349 per person:
- Maximum per course: 3 people
- Course duration: 2 days
- Experienced required: RYA Powerboat Level 2
- Minimum age: 16 years old (accompanied by an adult)
- Course location: Unit 9 Sparkes Marina, Wittering Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9SR
What the course includes:
- Vessel fuel costs
- Use of waterproofs and lifejacket
- RYA certificate
- Expert tuition
- Free parking
RYA Powerboat Intermediate course content:
Develop your existing safety and boat handling to the standard required for longer passages in more complex situations, with the opportunity to participate in daytime cruises by both traditional methods of navigation and GPS.
- Chart work
- Waves and tides
- Passage planning
- Night passage theory
- Compass rose
- Weather forecasts
- Position fixing
- GPS navigation
- Compass navigation
- Bearing and distance
- Chart symbol study
- Navigation at high speed
- Pile mooring techniques
- Manoeuvring in locks
- Man over board methods
To view and download the RYA Powerboat course overview click here
Buy the RYA Powerboat handbook at the RYA shop click here