Powerboating

Powerboat Level2

Learn to handle boats safely at high and low speeds and other important boat handling skills. This is a very practical course which brings skills together including coastal passage planning. As this is an intensive two day course, candidates should where possible have some prior experience of driving a power boat.

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course

Assumed knowledge None. May be preceded by Level 1
Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate
Course content Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard
Ability after the course Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

People come on this course to gain basic skills for using their personal power craft, club associated duties or work requirements. It is important to be aware of the dos and don’ts of power and competent driving is vital especially if you will be in charge of power driven craft around other small boats and participants. This is a very enjoyable course and by the end of the two-day course you should be capable of handling small powerboats safely and in a seaman like way. The course is 100% training with any assessment built in, which gives plenty of time for practicing manoeuvres and correcting faults.
Our tidal waters are ideal for developing powerboat skills and with a variety of moorings in the adjacent harbour, there are plenty of opportunities to work on your close quarter boat handling skills.
The RYA National Powerboat level two certificate, is also a pre-requisite for the RYA Dinghy Instructor and the can also be used as proof of competence when applying for the International Certificate of Competence. (ICC).
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Safety Boat

This is ideal for those involved in water safety. The two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.
It is a requirement that candidates hold the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate and knowledge of sailing is encouraged.

RYA Safety Boat Course

Assumed knowledge Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course
Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age 16
Course content Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users
Ability after the course Ability after the course Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing

This is an informative course that will make you consider your environment, responsibilities and the scenarios you may find yourself in. It is really important to be prepared afloat and this should equip you with the necessary skills. The RYA National Safety Boat qualification is also a pre-requisite for the RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor
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Notes:-
There are only 3 places in each boat for the required student / instructor ratio
The RYA National Powerboat (Level 2) certificate requires a passport photograph. Please remember to bring a photograph with you.
All courses must be pre-booked using the appropriate application form and paid in full.Our courses all weather dependant and we will do our best to maximise the time on the water, combining it with a certain amount of theory that accompanies all courses.Please bring the following with you:

  • Waterproofs, lifejacket, boots
  • warm clothing, hat and gloves
  • Sun screen in summer
  • Pack lunch and bottle of water
  • Passport photograph ( Level 2 only)
  • Notebook

Sessions can be booked through our online booking system. See upcoming courses in this category on the right hand side of the page or the complete list here
Further information is available by emailing: training@donaghadeesc.co.uk or by calling James on 07730006149 or Heather on 07718462818