RYA Powerboat courses
The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate, an international boat license in two days
Would you like to drive power boats like a RIB or a sportsboat? Then the Powerboat Level 2 course is perfect for you!
If you are looking for an international license to skipper powerboats then you need to consider the Powerboat Level 2 certificate. Taught in english with experienced qualified instructor
RYA licences are valid to skipper and charter in Spain.
The licence demonstrates that you have the skills to handle a boat safely while going at a higher speed in open waters. it is recognised by spanish and EU authorities.
RYA powerboat training course offers two intense practical sailing days on the water. The course covers the fundamentals of powerboat handling and essential theory courses as safety and collision regulations.
The set of power boating courses covers a very wide range of aspects. You will learn about the basics of safety equipment, weather and tides, and pre departure checks. Besides that, you will gain knowledge of topics like high speed manoeuveres, crew safety and collision regulations. The course also prepare you for several challenging scenarios like unexpected weather conditions or even a man overboard recovery.
There are no requirements to join this course but individuals must be at least 16 years of age. The course covers some theoretical aspects but is mainly focused on exciting practical training in the coastal waters of Barcelona. This course can be completed in 2 days.
Usually, the courses will be organized for groups up to 3 people. This is to ensure you’ll gain lots of hands on experience and have the opportunity to get personal advice and guidance.
Overall, an RYA powerboat license is crucial for anyone who wants become a confident and competent powerboat driver. Besides that, this sailing qualification implies that you are legally allowed to sail a powerboat up to 10 meters.
The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is also a prerequisite for crew working on superyachts. So, this sailing license is a crucial foundation if you ever want to work professionally on a boat.
Apart from the RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualifications, there are other powerboat boating courses on offer. These courses cover topics like VHF radio use, essential navigation and advanced boat handling techniques. Another option is the tender driver operator course. This course is specifically designed to teach super yacht crew the necessary skills to drive a tender safely in the dark.
Entry Requirements: Min age 16 – Physically fit
A tender drivers certificate required to operate in Northern Mediterranean waters.
The course is taught in english.
Practical and theory over 2 days
Day 1 practical and theory
“Safety at sea
VHF Radio operations
Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats
Launching and recovery
Anchors and anchoring
Boat handling under power
Man overboard procedures
Basic navigation and pilotage
Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)
Day 2 Practical applications
” Slow and high speed turns
” Close quarters maneuvering
” Docking under average conditions
” Departing dock or mooring
” MOB procedures
The qualification offers:
Covers vessels up to 15m (45′)
Driven by outboard motors
In fair weather,
No horsepower limitations
Up to 20 miles from a safe haven.
This RYA certificate can be commercially endorsed if required with additional short courses.