We are a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) registered training centre offering both RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 courses together with the RYA Safety Boat course. We are an experienced and successful instructor team who will ensure that you receive safe and practical tuition throughout the course.
Our instructor team is:
Paul Karran - RYA Powerboat instructor & RYA Senior Instructor (Sailing)
Matt Thomas - RYA Powerboat instructor & RYA Senior Instructor (Sailing)
Linzi Thomas - RYA Powerboat Instructor
Martin Clowes - RYA Powerboat Instructor
Magnus McDonald - RYA Powerboat Instructor
RYA Power Boat Level 2
three-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to
drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of
The course includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. It is is an inland course and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
|Otley course duration||2 days (weekend) and 1 evening (thursday)|
|Minimum age||12, Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate|
Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard
Further information can be found on the RYA website at: http://www.rya.org.uk/coursestraining/courses/powerboat/Pages/Level2.aspx
|Ability after the course
Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft
RYA Safety Boat
This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.
It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.
Club Certificated Safety Crew Course
This course for is intended to provide safety training to those club members who wish to assist club safety boat drivers in providing safety cover.
This one day course has been designed by the club and is aimed at those members who, whilst not being qualified RYA Level 2 powerboat drivers, want to be able to confidently crew the club’s safety boats (for example during Sunday Youth Club Sessions).
The course will cover the following aspects of Safety Boat Operations and will enable the Safety Boat Crew to assist the powerboat helm in the types of rescues/recovery operations typically experienced at the club