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RYA Powerboat Courses

RYA Level 1 Start Powerboating
RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course

Cardiff Yachting Company runs the following RYA powerboat courses aboard X Beat III from Penarth Marina:

  • RYA Level 1 Powerboat Course
  • RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course

The Company Schedule Page shows our course programme (if you want to do a course on a date not showing in the schedule then contact Peter – minimum of 2 students) and you may use the link below to pay directly using PayPal.

There is a minimum of 2 students for the course to run or 1:1 is plus 75%. 3 Students booking together get a 15% discount.


RYA Level 1 Start Powerboating – Cost £125.00

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.

A one day introduction to powerboating. Requirements & Outcomes:

  • Assumed knowledge: None.
  • Minimum duration: 1 day
  • Minimum age: 8 – Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate
  • Course content: Launch and recovery (8-11 observe), preparation of boat and crew, boat handling,  picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed
  • Ability after the course: Able to drive under supervision  

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course – Cost £240.00

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) – Free to RYA Members

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. Requirements & Outcomes:

  • Assumed knowledge: None.
  • Minimum duration: 2 days
  • 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 the course: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.

If you would like to pay using a credit/debit card or your PayPal Account then use the button below – please check with Peter that there is still availability on the course that you wish to book.

August RYA Level 2 Powerboat Courses (2 Days):
Saturday 03/08
Wednesday 07/08
Saturday 17/08
Saturday 31/08
Cost £240.00 per student


RYA Powerboat Courses

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