RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

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RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

This two day intensive course suits both keen amateurs and professional users alike.

Participants should possess a number of years’ experience and already be very capable powerboat handlers and it is assumed that they are well up to the standard of the level 2 course.

The course teaching boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planing powerboat safely by day or night in tidal coastal waters.
Your chartwork & navigation skills should be up the standard of RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory.

You are also required to hold a First Aid Certificate and a SRC/ VHF operators certificate.
The Advanced Powerboat Certificate cannot be commercially endorsed. The minimum age is 17yrs.

If you wish to work commercially then you will need to take an Advanced Powerboat Examination.

You don’t have to undertake this course before attending an exam, although it does count towards the mileage/hour requirements.

Times and Location

2 day course
Including 1 night navigation exercise.

Crews will meet and finish at the Broadway base, Mercury Yacht Harbour, Hamble

Course Syllabus

• Preparation for sea
• Boat handling
• Passage making and responsibility as skipper
• Pilotage
• Meteorology
• Rules of the road
• Use of engines
• Emergency situations
• Night cruising

What’s included

Mooring fees, fuel & wet weather gear.

For details on what you should bring, please refer to the FAQ section.

Support Courses

RYA PPR Course
RYA Sea Survival
RYA SRC / VHF Radio
RYA First Aid

Course Duration: 2 Days

Previous Experience Required: Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a SRC / VHF operator’s certificate.

Ability After Course: Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night

Number of members: 1 – 3

Dates: We run courses according to demand. Please contact us on the clubline or via the contact form should you be interested.

Medical and Dietary Declaration

Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.

If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.

By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.

I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.

I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.