The RYA Powerboat Level 2 was developed for those who want to learn how to operate a small boat safely in daylight hours on Coastal and Inland waters. The course runs from Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth and takes 2 days to complete; starting at 9:am through to approximately 5:pm daily. The maximum Student:instructor Ratio permitted is 3:1 per boat; all courses are delivered in English. On completion of the course you will be issued the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling Certificate, allowing you to apply for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC). The Start Powerboating Handbook is included in the course price.. 
We are very fortunate to be based in Portsmouth and believe we have the best training grounds in the country, if not the world... 
Why is this the best Location ? 
5 square miles of sheltered harbour so we can always find somewhere to operate even in the harshest conditions in the unlikely event we can't get out to the open sea 
Just about every type of buoy and navigation mark to experience first hand so enhances the learning experience 
Historic fortifications and landscapes to enjoy 
Plenty of shipping traffic to play with 
Plenty of Isle of wight destinations for Intermediate and Advanced courses 
Great location for evening entertainment and food 
With a range of modern and new boats, the latest engines, top notch safety equipment as well as the provision of foul weather clothing all included, all of our courses are safe, fun and informative. Instruction is delivered from very experienced instructors, including ex Royal Navy Specialist trainers, an instructor who has been with us for 15+ years, and a current Lifeboat Helmsman, rest assured you will certainly get value for money! Even our mechanics (who we have taught) are powerboat world record holders and currently competing in the P2 World Championship. These guys keep our boats top line as well as offer plenty of advice and expertise to the team. Please read some of our feedback via Google Review and our Testimonial / Clients tab at the top of this page to see what our customers say... 
Regarding pricing, we don't profess to be the cheapest but I think if you take into consideration that we teach the Royal Navy and organisations such as the Fire Service, we are certainly one of the best! Our Powerboat Level 2 costs £325 per person, £299 for two or £285 for three or more. This includes VAT, certification, The RYA Powerboating handbook, ICC application form, all safety equipment, boats and fuel and depending on the weather foul weather gear too. The course can also be run from your location using your own boat, depending on type and suitability.  
*We may be able to price match competitors in the area depending on availability. 
You can also complete the RYA Level 2 using your own boat, which costs £550 for a max of 3 people. 
For the experienced skipper a direct assessment can be undertaken over ½ day period costing £225. 
We can also offer own boat tuition to help fine tune and overcome those nervous moments: £75ph. 
During the course you will cover: 
How to set up a boat ready to go to sea 
Basic engine checks 
Launch and recovery of a boat (if you want to use your own boat and trailer for this please let us know) 
What Safety gear you should have and how to wear or use it! 
Methods on how to start/stop a boat 
Man Overboard procedures 
How to work with and against the elements during slow boat manoeuvres 
Different techniques of coming alongside and leaving a berth 
Slow speed drills, remember 'Slow is Pro' 
Ropes and knots 
Knowledge of how to tow a boat (salvage) 
Local regulations and where to find them 
How to avoid an accident at sea using the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea - IRPCS 
Understanding the weather 
Using an Almanac to get the tide times and other info 
Chart work and basic navigation including GPS and covering the buoyage system IALA 
Planing speed manoeuvres 
Anchoring & Mooring 
For those looking to become involved on a commercial skipper the RYA Level 2 can also be commercially endorsed so you can carry fare paying passengers. 
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Tel: 02392 346075 or 07985 089973 
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