Powerboat Handling Level 2

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC). It is also one of the two prerequisites for our ‘Inland Waters Rescue Boat Operators’ course, certified by Outreach Rescue.

Focusing on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations. The course covers both inland and coastal elements, taking place at our second training centre, an 18th Century ‘Grecian Temple’, adjacent to the 60 acre lake in the grounds (designed by the renowned landscape architect, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown) of a private, country estate; home of the occupying Family for some 900 years (www.chillingtonhall.co.uk).

Assumed knowledge: None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating

Minimum duration: 2 days

Minimum age: 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate (Over 18’s only though please!)

Ratio: 1 instructor to 3 students maximum.

Course content: Boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard

Ability after the course: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

Included in the course fee:

  • RYA PB2 training book
  • RYA PB2 Photographic ID card upon successful completion. (Bring a photo!)
  • Tea’s, Coffee’s
  • All boat costs
  • MCA, RYA, IWA, & RLSS Instructor