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RYA logoLevel 2 Powerboat Handling Course

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.

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Requirements and Outcomes

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
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

Course Agenda

Times Day One - Course Agenda
9.00 If you are 8-15 years
Arrive at the Centre to sign in for your course and meet your instructors who will introduce the course and issue your kit and they will show you the location of the changing rooms, toilets, lockers and drying rooms.
9.15 If you are 16+ years
Arrive at Grassy Beach to meet your instructors who will introduce the course and provide you with your kit. Please note that you should contact Ancrum Outdoor Centre prior to your course to provide sizes for the kit you require
10.00 Boat prestart checks, launching and using basic boat controls and use of kill cord
13.00 Break for lunch.  There is a recreation room onsite and there is plenty of room for groups to sit and enjoy their packed lunch whilst enjoying the amazing views of the Tay Estuary.
14.00 Coming along side, securing to a mooring and being towed
16.30 Finish sessions and recover powerboats, theory of man overboard and IRPCS
16.45 Debrief and get changed
17.00 Depart
Times Day Two - Course Agenda
9.00 If you are 8-15 years
Arrive at Ancrum Outdoor Centre
9.15 If you are 16+ years
Arrive at Grassy Beach
10.00 Pre-start checks, boat launching, turning in confined space, moorings and harbours
13.00 Break for lunch.  There is a recreation room onsite and there is plenty of room for groups to sit and enjoy their packed lunch whilst enjoying the amazing views of the Tay Estuary.
14.00 Coming along side, securing to a mooring and being towed
16.30 Man overboard, high speed manoeuvres, towing
16.45 Debrief and certificate presentations
17.00 Depart

What to bring and other essential information

Included in your course cost is the use of our wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and spray tops. Students will need to bring with them suitable footwear (Close toed footwear) (old trainers or wetsuit boots), swimwear (for under wetsuits) and shorts and T shirts, finally a towel is essential. A warm change of clothes for afterwards is also advisable. Other useful items not to forget are a water bottle (drinking water available in kitchen), sun cream, sun hat and a waterproof camera. There are lockers available however we look after personal possessions belonging to the group. *RYA Books – If you already have a log book we would kindly ask you to bring it with you on your first day and hand it to your instructor.  If you do not have a log book, you will be issued one as part of course cost. Remember that the log book is yours to keep and should be used to record and log all sailing qualifications gained at an RYA recognised training centre.

Venue

The course begins at 9.15am sharp at Grassy Beach Sailing Centre which is based within Dundee Sailing Club’s facility. The Centre has toilets, changing facilities and a recreation room. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. The kitchen also has cooking facilities to support any dietary requirements.

If you are driving to the venue we recommend parking in the car park at the bottom of Ogilvie Drive, Broughty Ferry to the right of the level crossing. Once parked, candidates should cross the level crossing by the gates and turn right onto the foot/cycle path and the building is about 100 metres on the right hand side.

Course info

Ages:
16+
Course Cost:
£200.00
Course Dates:
Sat, 07/09/2019 - 09:00 to 16:30
Sun, 08/09/2019 - 09:00 to 16:30

  Enquire   Phone 01382 435911