Powerboat Level 2

This is a two day course usually taught on two successive days or two successive Saturdays and suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience who wish to improve their skills in a formal manner. The age range is for young adults upwards as some physical effort is required.
The aim is to teach safe and precise power boat handling using the engine and the wind to control the boat. Much of the time will be spent on the water learning and practising a number of manoeuvres for different situations. The RYA syllabus also includes some general aspects of boat use and navigation appropriate to inland and tidal waters. These are taught in short theoretical sessions.

There are no prerequisites for this course although some experience of driving outboard boats may be useful.

The cost is £100 per person, which includes the RYA Start Powerboating handbook and certification.

For more information on the Powerboat training contact us at powertraining@readingsc.org.uk

Courses are run on a demand basis and need just 2 students. Please register your interest and we will let you know as soon as we can set up a date.

Courses are only run for current club members and those willing to give some support back to the club through OOD duties.

Rescue Skills
This is an informal, one day course aiming to teach the basic skills needed to recover capsized sailing dinghies from a variety of situations and suitable for members driving the Club safety boats during racing and other events.
An ability to drive the motor boats to PBL2 or equivalent standard is essential and some further driving experience is desirable.
The course covers part of the syllabus of the RYA Rescue Boat course but does not have any formal certificate.
There is no charge for this course which is for existing members only.