RYA Intermediate Powerboat

Upper page: Powerboating



Duration: 2 days £230


Course information and content

At first glance the syllabus reads as very similar to Level 2. The key difference though is the level to which each subject is covered and the practical application of the skills and knowledge developed. The course will address directly the use of electronic aids such as GPS, looking at the integration of these aids with techniques such as “The railway track”, “the spider’s web” etc.

This course includes:

  • Basic pilotage and passage planning for small boats.
  • Chartwork balancing the use of GPS and use of charts in a small craft.
  • Correct use of GPS (XTE (cross track error), SOG (Speed over ground), BTW & DTW).
  • Other areas such as tides and weather.
The tidal waters offer a range of conditions and challenges for those looking to improve their powerboating skills and this course is suitable for anyone wanting to build upon current powerboat driving skills.

Kit and Clothing

Swansea Watersports supplies a range of technical equipment including waterproofs and buoyancy aids. However you are very welcome to bring your own if you wish.


For more information or to discuss your requirements Contact us on

07989839878 or info@swanseawatersports.com. Thanks for looking and see you soon!



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