RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Powerboat Handling)

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    Powerboat Handling

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    Level 2

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    Boat Preparation

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About The Course

The aim of this course is to teach powerboat handling and seamanship in powerboats.  The course may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planing and displacement adn the certificates issued will be endorsed to show the type of boat in which the training took place.  Practical elements of the course will include:

  • Launching and Recovery (8 to 11 year olds to observe this session only)
  • Prepration of boat and crew.
  • Boat handling
  • Picking up a mooring.
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Anchoring
  • Man Overboard
  • Coastal Application

There are also theory elements to the course.

Assumed Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required.

Min age is 12 years old.

Those aged 12 – 15 years will have their certificates endorsed – is aged 12 – 15 years and therefore the holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult.


2 full days (16 hours).  Can be spread over a number of equivalent hours.

On Completion

On completion of the course, you will have the skills and background knowledge needed by a competent powerboat driver.  It is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

Privacy Policy

On successful completion of your Powerboat Level 2 Course, your name, contact details date of birth, certificate number and date of issue will be shared with the RYA through a secure web portal on www.rya.org.uk.  The data will be stored on the RYA’s central database.  This information allows the RYA to record your qualification, to update any records they may hold for you, and to verify or replace your certificate if required.  For further information on how the RYA deal with your data, please see the RYA’s Privacy Policy at www.rya.org.uk/go/policy.

Course Material

Course Dates

Date/Time Event Book
10/12/2018 - 11/12/2018
9:15 am - 5:00 pm
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course
Pembrokeshire Performance Sailing Academy, Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire

Next Steps

After attaining the Powerboat Level 2 qualification you’ll need to gain some experience before taking on the RYA Safety Boat Course at PPSA.

Now that you’ve finished your sailing course, where and what do you do next?

We hope that you’ve enjoyed your sailing course with us at PPSA.  It really has been a pleasure to see you build your skills and confidence during your time at Llanion Cove.  Now that you’ve reached the standard required for your RYA certificate, you may wish to do more.  There are a number of options that you may wish to consider.  Have a look at those options below, if they appeal to you, or if you have more questions, please give us a call or send us a message

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    PPSA Pirates

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    Learn to be independent

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    Decision Making

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    Confidence Building

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    Sail with your mates and even beat them on the race course

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    Join in with club racing in the local area

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    Sailing on the national scene

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    Having fun!

PPSA Pirates

Our regular ‘club’ nights/afternoons.  For those who have completed their first sailing course and want to continue.  We run our Pirates sessions on weekday evenings during the spring/summer months, normally a Monday and/or Tuesday depending on skill level and type of boat sailed.

If you want to develop the confidence and enjoyment of sailing  in the skills you’ve learnt previously before moving onto the next level.  Both chilren and adults are able to attend.

Bespoke Training

Individual Requirements

If you can’t find the sort of course you want in any of the other products, why not get in touch to design your own course, built to your own requirements?  Do you want to practice mark roundings or starts, do you just want to concentrate on trapezing or crewing or anything else to help you move up the fleet?  Half days, full days or longer can be catered for, just let us know.


If you can’t find any dates that suit you in the calendar, PPSA will endevour to find something that will meet your needs.  Get in touch with the staff at enquiries@ppsa.co.uk

Club Racing

There are ample opportunities to participate in local racing, either at PPSA who will put together racing and race training as required by groups of sailors, or by participating in some of the numerous club races and regattas that take place every year.

For the kids there are the RYA Cymru Wales Club Youth Racing Circuit (CYRC) events that take place throught the SW Wales Region.

If you get hooked on racing, you can even get onto the numerous National events and circuit races that take place throuought the country and beyond.

Contact the PPSA office for more information.

Instructor Training

Now that you’ve learnt to sail, you may wish to pass on those skills to others – a great thing to do.

PPSA offers the complete range of instructor courses, from the Assistant Instructor Course, through the Dinghy Instructor and then onto Senior Instructor, Advanced Instructor and more.

These great skills can be used as a volunteer at the club level or as a leg up into the waterbased training industry.  Again, if you want more details, please get in touch with the PPSA Office.

Shorebased Knowledge

Essential Navigation and Seamanship at Pembrokeshire Performance Sailing Academy.

Do you want to increase your background knowledge before moving onto your next practical course?  PPSA can deliver a range of theory based courses that will improve your understanding and application for your progression.

Some of the subjects include First Aid, Navigation, Marine VHF Radio, Sea Survival and for the commercial users, the Professional Practices and Responsibilities Course.  More details can be found on our Shorbased Courses page.

Powerboat Courses

If you’re a member of a sailing club elsewhere or if you’d like to get a powerboat qualification, PPSA can deliver entry level and courses useful at the club level.

Please go to our Powerboat Courses pages for more information.


PPSA is located within the Llanion Cove Complex that has close to 80 bedspaces.

The accommodation is largly self-catering although there is a cafe and bar on site and is bunk house in style.  We can can arrange accommodation at Llanion Cove whilst you are on your course or underaking on water experiences for a small additional charge.

The Cove is located close to Pembroke Dock, adjacent to the Cleddau Estuary and is an ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park, particularly in the Year of the Sea #FindYourEpic.

The Cleddau Estuary and local area boasts a vast array of visitor and historical attractions, from Pembroke Castle, the home of Henry VII to the nature reserves around the county.

PPSA is located right in the middle of this great county and it’s historic and beautiful countryside.  Please get in touch with the centre for more information and to check availability


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