All of our RYA Powerboat courses follow the syllabus described in the RYA Powerboat Schemes. These are outlined below. The instructors will focus only the skills set out in that particular level and will expect the student to be at the required starting level of ability for that level. Courses are spread over several days to give the student opportunity to practice what they are taught. If the student can demonstrate the required skills consistently over time they will be awarded that level.

If applicable, certificates will be awarded free of charge. If you wish to purchase a log book to keep a record of your achievement, these may be purchased during your course.

While each course leads on from the previous stage/level it is essential that the students practice their skills they have learnt before progressing onto the next course so that their confidence is maintained.

Should the course you are interested in be full, please email our reserve list. If we have enough interest we may be able to put on an extra course.

Generic Course Information

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Please see the Spinnaker Club Training Terms & Conditions and note that non-member fees include temporary membership of Spinnaker Club for the duration of the programme being undertaken. Details of the temporary membership benefits are contained in the club membership matrix

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RYA National Powerboat Certificate Level 2 (Inland)

The RYA National Powerboat Certificate gives a thorough introduction to boat handling skills.  Using planing boats, mainly RIB’s with the opportunity to get some practice driving tiller steered boats.  The course includes launching and recovery, maintenance, trip planning, emergency procedures as well as the essential boat handling skills necessary to drive this type of craft in a recreational or training capacity.  An intensive but enjoyable two day course.   Discount is available for those willing act as safety boat for Club duties aged 16+.

RYA Safety boat course (Inland)

This course includes rescue and recovery techniques for dealing with dinghies, windsurfers, canoes as well as course laying and search techniques, whilst utilising all those skills you learnt on the Level 2 course.  Please note that a pre requisite for this course is that you already hold the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate.

Powerboat refresher days

Aimed at club members who already hold powerboat level 2, but are a bit rusty with that dreaded Club duty looming on the horizon. The day will look at refreshing boat handling skills and also update drivers on the latest best practice for safe driving.