RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2)

SYC is an RYA approved dinghy and power boat training centre

Who is this for?
All SYC members volunteering for Safety Boat duties and prospective RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructors. 
Candidates must be

  • at least 16 years old to meet SYC powerboat driving duty requirements, or
  • 15 years old and preparing for a RYA Dinghy Instructor course

Course outline
This entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to safely drive a powerboat. It is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (for which a separate application is required). The course focuses on low-speed close-quarters handling, man-overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, basic pilotage and Collision Regulations. By the end of the course you will have a basic skills needed to confidently and safely drive a powerboat.

2 days

This course is offered at SYC 

  • at a considerably lower cost than at commercial Training Centres …
  • … but only to trainees who qualify under 'Who is this for?' above - those seeking their PB2 qualification for their own recreational purposes should contact a commercial RYA Training Centre directly

Suggested next steps
RYA First Aid
RYA/MCA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC)