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RYA TRAINING - POWER BOATING


RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

Weekend or weekday RYA training courses, based in the Solent and starting from Shamrock Quay, Southampton.

These 2 day (plus one night) courses are for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips.

The RYA Advanced Powerboat course includes navigation by day and night, weather and other aspects of skippering a small boat on more challenging passages in coastal waters.

The syllabus covers preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising

Students undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Day Skipper shorebased course.

An RYA Advanced Powerboat certificate is awarded for successful completion of the course.

The Details

Prices are from £295 per person and include packed lunches for each day, fuel, mooring fees and use of classroom.

The instructor for your course will be a fully qualified RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor.

Courses run with a maximum student to instructor ratio (maximum 3:1). If you prefer the course to be run for just you and maybe your partner or friend this is also possible - call us for our private instruction rates.

The Advanced level powerboat training courses are conducted on a Solent Rib 6.5m h1Eau, which has a 115hp single engine. It is fully equipped with relevant safety equipment and navigation electronics (radar, chart plotter, gps) to enhance your learning and enjoyment.

What To Do Next....

Choose a convenient date from our schedule of course dates and prices. Other dates may occasionally be available - please ask.

If you are a group of three people, please call us to discuss your preferred dates. We can run a bespoke course for your group.

Simply call us on +44(0)7977 459671 or +44(0)1253 853075 to confirm availability and to discuss your requirements in more detail, then complete and return one booking form per person with a 30% deposit payment.

Once the full course fee has been received we will send a formal booking confirmation and Joining Instructions to you.

Other useful pre course information is provided in our Powerboating Courses - Preliminaries sheet

Useful Pre Course Reading

The following books are recommended and available by mail order

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course Notes
RYA Powerboat Handbook
RYA Powerboat Logbook

It is handy to build up a small library of useful books and manuals covering seamanship, navigation and other specialist subjects such as weather. Please see our recommended list of reading and equipment.

...and after RYA Powerboat Advanced Powerboat Course

Simply go out and enjoy! You should now be able ble to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night.

The RYA Advanced Powerboat qualification can also be used in a professional context.

Call us on +44(0)7977 459671 or +44(0)1253 853075


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