RYA Advanced Powerboat Course
This is a 2 day course, 10am – 4pm then night exercises in the late evening/night.
Course Aim: To teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planning powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters with which the candidate is familiar.
Minimum age 17 years old.
We require you to have completed a coastal powerboat 2 and intermediate course and have at least 2 years relevant experience including night pilotage. As a guide; 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800miles, 12 night hours.
We require you to have completed the Day Skipper and Yacht Master/Coastal skipper theory courses, and have a the RYA first aid and VHF operators certificates.
The course covers;
- Preparation, passage planning meteorology, skipper’s responsibilities.
- Boat handling and manoeuvres, high speed boat handling, advanced manoeuvres, manoeuvring in rough weather.
- Chart plotters and radar, pilotage day and night.
- Emergency situations, differences for a twin engine vessel