Course information and content
The RYA powerboat level 2 course is a two day course and provides the skills and background knowledge required to turn the beginner boater into a competent powerboat driver. The course allows time for both theory and practise with the main focus being on boat handling and safety.
Whilst at first glance the syllabus appears very similar to the level one course, the extra time available makes a real difference to the depth in which subjects are covered and thus the amount a student can learn. Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your day with him/her:
- Boat handling
- Launching and recovery
- Leaving and coming alongside
- Securing to a buoy
- Man overboard
The shore based element of the course will cover the types of craft and their advantages and disadvantages, engines and drives, use of power tilt and trim tabs, safety checks, personal buoyancy, awareness of other water users, application of the collision regulations (IRPCS), local bylaws, towing and being towed, communication with other craft, emergency action, distress signals, fire precautions and fire fighting, and rope work.
Certification: The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate requires a passport photograph. Please remember to bring a photograph with you, otherwise we will not be able to issue your certificate.
Kit and Clothing
Swansea Watersports supplies a range of technical equipment including waterproofs and Lifejackets. However you are very welcome to bring your own if you wish.