RYA Advanced Powerboat
This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night. It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters.
Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shorebased course.
Assumed Knowledge: Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold an RYA First Aid Certificate and a VHF/SRC operators certificate.
Course Duration: 2 days including at least 1 night navigation exercise
Minimum age: 17
Course Content: Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising.
Ability after the course: Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night.
Advanced exams (required for Commercial endorsements) are arranged on request. please contact us for details.