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Powerboat Courses

SLYC runs a number of RYA Powerboat Courses throughout the year. Please find below information on each of the different courses, including dates and links to booking forms.


RYA Powerboat Level 1 – Start Powerboating

The Powerboat Level 1 Starting Powerboating Course is a one course for children aged 8-12. The aim is to teach basic boat safety and handling techniques, as well as basic theory. Upon gaining this qualification, the candidate will have a basic understanding of powerboating.

Upcoming course dates are:

  • TBC

RYA Powerboat Level 2 – Powerboat Handling

The Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling course is a two day course for those aged 12 and upwards. This is one of the RYA’s most popular courses, teaching boat handling, planning speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. This is highly recommended to anyone who owns a boat themselves.

Upcoming course dates are:​​​​​

  • TBC

Note – if you have three people interested in doing a Powerboat Level 2 course and the above dates don’t suit, we can schedule additional courses that work for you, please contact the Office to let us know.

RYA Safety Boat 

The Safety Boat course is a two day course for those who already have their Powerboat Level 2 qualification. This course is designed for those interested in providing safety cover in a racing or training environment. Teaching focuses on recovery techniques for various craft and fleet management.

Upcoming course dates are:​​

  • TBC

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