RYA Advanced Powerboat

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE: At current, due to COVID-19, there are some changes to the normal running of this course. This includes student screening, the use of PPE, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene protocols. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Cost

£450

Duration

3 days

(With 2 Night Exercises)

Assumed Pre-Course Ability

Good RYA Intermediate Powerboat boat handling skills

Knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster (Shorebased)

Ability after the course

Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night

Minimum Age

Age 17 +

Exam Type / Duration

Continual assessment

Max. Instructor / Student Ratio

1:3

Course Information

This 3 day RYA Advanced Powerboat course develops skippering techniques for coastal and offshore passages by day and night. The course includes two-night passages, planned and executed by the candidates after some training. This will take place in the Bristol Channel offering a challenging and educational training area.
 
This course is for all boaters, whether professional or leisure users, wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day or night.
 
Candidates will train in more advanced powerboat skills including; navigation at planing speed, weather, and skippering powerboat in more challenging conditions.
 
It is strongly recommended that students also hold a First Aid Certificate and their Short Range Operators Certificate (VHF)
VENUE: Bristol Maritime Academy, Underfall Yard, Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6XG