RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE (Coastal) - Duration 2 days
Course Fee: 450 Euros
This is our most popular course and is run over 2 days. It is designed to provide the skills and background knowledge required to safely and proficiently operate a small powerboat on coastal waters.
No prior experience is required, and a maximum number of 3 students can be catered for on any one course. Whilst more time is spent on the theoretical side than on the Level 1 course, a degree of this is carried out on the boat thus ensuring that you get more practical time on the water.
The course contents include:
- Preparation of boat
- Safety equipment & personal buoyancy
- Use of the kill cord
- Launch & recovery
Slow manoeuvres including:
Leaving & coming alongside a pontoon
Holding off from a pontoon
Turning a boat in its own length
Picking up & securing to a mooring buoy
- Boat handling at planing speed
- Man overboard exercises
– Use of GPS
- Steering & hand bearing compasses
- Towing & being towed
- General boat handling including the effects of wind and tide
- Introduction and application of the 'Rules of the Road' (IRPCS)
- Engine maintenance checks
- Awareness of other water users
- Different types of craft and engines
- Distress signals
- Communication with other craft
- Charts & chart symbols
- Weather forecasts
- Emergency actions
The practical elements of the course are carried out in a 7.5 metre RIB (rigid hulled inflatable boat) powered by a Volvo Penta D3 160 HP inboard diesel engine and operating from Puerto Calero Marina. The boat is fully equipped with DSC VHF radio, chartplotter, GPS and echo sounder. A full complement of safety equipment is also carried onboard.
The minimum age for candidates is 12 years, and those under the age of 16 years will be issued with an endorsed certificate.
Note: Powerboat Level 2 is also the pre-requisite for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence), for which a separate application can be made to the RYA upon successful completion of the course.