RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Inland)

  • Course Duration:
    2 Days
  • Course Times:
    9.30am - 4.15pm
  • Minimum Age:
    16 years
  • Previous Experience:
    None Required
  • Ability After Course:
    Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft
  • Dates:
    3/4 Mar, 27/28 Mar, 21/22 Apr, 5/6 May, 26/27 May, 30 June -1 Jul, 14/15 Jul, 4/5 Aug, 20/21 Oct, 17,18 Nov

RYA Powerboat Level 2 is a 2 day course which provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.



Topics covered on the course include:

  • Preparation: Launching and recovery of craft, safety equipment, lines and fenders, fuel tanks
  • Boat Handling and Manoeuvres: effects of current or tide, planing and low speed manoeuvering, propeller controls, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard
  • Theory and Background: types of craft and engine, maintenance checks, IRPCS, weather forecasts, emergency action

Please note if you are taking this course and intend to apply for an ICC, the inland Powerboat Level 2 course will allow you to apply for an inland ICC for Power up to 10m. For more information and to check the eligibility criteria please refer to the ICC Application Form which can be found on the RYA website.

Please note: 2 days is the minimum time required to complete the course. The actual time required depends on ability and weather conditions on the day. A certificate will only be issued if you have demonstrated the ability to complete all of the syllabus in appropriate weather conditions. If needed, please speak to the office about organising an extra session to complete the course.

*Please bring a passport photograph along with you on the second day for the licence*





What to bring with you

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Appropriate footwear for getting wet
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sun-cream and sunglasses (if appropriate)
  • (Optional) Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Passport Photograph (for licence)

Please note:

Food is not provided.  Please either bring your own or there are shops and pubs within walking distance.  We have a small kitchen available for use where you can make hot drinks and use a microwave.