Course Phone: 0117 929 1153
This 3 day RYA Advanced Powerboat course develops skippering techniques for coastal and offshore passages by day and night. The course includes a night passage planned and executed by the candidates after some training from our Advanced Powerboat Instructors. This will take place in the Bristol Channel offering a challenging and educational training area.
The RYA Advanced Powerboat course is for all boaters, whether professional or leisure users, wanting to undertake more adventurous powerboating activities. Candidates will be trained in more advanced powerboat skills for coastal use and develop their knowledge of navigation when they can only rely on their instruments and the environment around them at night.
RYA Advanced Powerboat courses are for those who already have good boat handling skills and knowledge and want to be able to feel more secure in their knowledge of boat handling and navigation at night in coastal waters. It is strongly recommended that all students taking the Advanced course to hold a VHF/SRC operators certificate and a valid first-aid certificate.
The course includes a 1-day “Pre-Training” where we can assess your skills and check if there’s anything that needs to be ‘refreshed’ before your progressing onto the course- so you get another day of training included!
At current, due to COVID-19, there are some changes to the normal running of this course. This includes student screening, the supply and use of PPE, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene protocols. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate.
Coastal boat handling and navigation by night, advanced passage planning, skipper responsibilities, safety equipment needs, emergency situation planning and theory subjects including rules of the road, advanced pilotage, and use of engines
Ability after the course:
Students will be able to execute trips whether day or night and find the locations needed through navigation and equipment use
Minimum Age restriction:
Continual assessment during the course
Max. Instructor / Student Ratio: