Location: Edgbaston Reservoir
What does the RYA Level 2 Powerboat cover?
The RYA Powerboat Level 2 is a popular two-day practical course. With no prior experience needed you can quickly become a confident and certified powerboat driver.
The course covers the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat confidently and unsupervised.
The course focuses on low-speed close-quarter handling, coming alongside, mooring on a buoy, man overboard recovery as well as an introduction to driving at planing speed plus collision regulations.
After the course you will be capable of driving a powerboat safely, aware of your own limitations and those of the boat.
This course is only available to those who belong to organisations such as Rowing Clubs, Uniformed organisations etc.
The two-day course runs 9.30am – 5.00pm on both days of chosen course dates. It is run with a minimum of 2 students + instructor and a maximum of 3 students, to ensure you have plenty of opportunity to practice driving. The certificate is based on continual assessment, so there are no exams.
Assumed knowledge: None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating
Minimum age: 12 (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 course: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of the craft
Course Cost includes: Training book, certificate, tea and coffee, buoyancy aids and waterproof jackets for use on course
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