Advanced powerboat

This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips. It includes navigation by day and night, weather and other aspects of skippering a small boat on more challenging passages in coastal waters.

Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Day Skipper shorebased course.

Students taking the Advanced course must hold a VHF/SRC operators certificate and a first aid certificate. All candidates are required to hold a first aid certificate.

Acceptable certificates include the RYA’s First Aid Certificate, First Aid at Work, First Aid at Sea or any other certificate issued on completion of a course which is a minimum of one day’s duration, recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and includes the treatment of hypothermia, cold shock and drowning.

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Assumed knowledge Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with navigation and chartwork to the level of Day Skipper Shorebased certificate.

Minimum duration 2 days including at least 1 night navigation exercise Minimum age 17 Course content Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising Ability after the course

Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night Please note if you would like to work commercially this Advanced Powerboat Course completion certificate can not be commercially endorsed, you will need to go on to complete the Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (exam)

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