RYA Powerboat Level 2

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  • 2 days

  • Up to 3 people
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    Pembrokeshire, GB

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    This is a 2 day activity

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  • Description

    Over this two day course, we aim to provide you with the skills and background knowledge needed to be a competent powerboat driver.

    The RYA Powerboat Level 2 aims to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. The course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planning speed, and collision regulations. You will also get the opportunity to cover basic engine maintenance, chart work, tides and weather.

    Key Learning Points:


    1. Launching and recovery
    2. Safety equipment
    3. Lines and fenders
    4. Fuel tanks

    Boat Handling and Manoeuvres

    1. Effects of current and tide
    2. High and low speed manoeuvring
    3. Propeller controls
    4. Securing to a buoy
    5. Anchoring
    6. Leaving and coming alongside
    7. Man overboard

    Theory and Background

    1. Types of craft and engine
    2. Maintenance checks
    3. IRPCS
    4. Weather forecast
    5. Emergency action

    Completion of this course will also allow you to apply for the International Certificate of Competence for power up to 10m. For more information about how to apply for an ICC please visit the RYA website:


    Our experienced instructors will be with you every step of the way, offering clear instruction, guidance and encouragement.

    Please Note: Minimum age for the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is 12 years old.

    Safety Notice:

    Safety is our number one priority. In the event of poor weather conditions, for example; strong winds or thunder and lightning, we reserve the right to restrict water access to particular user groups, restrict the area available for activities, or close the lake. We will endeavour to give advance notice whenever possible, however, some decisions need to be made at short notice.

    In the case where the lake is needed to be closed, we will endeavour to notify all customers to offer the opportunity to reschedule their session or receive a refund. We will also ensure the message is shared on the Llys Y Fran website and social media pages.


    Before travelling to Llys y Fran, we ask that you follow the current government advice and do not travel if you have any of the following symptoms:

    1. A high temperature: this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).

    1. A new, continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).

    1. A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

    To ensure the safety of our customers and staff we ask you to sign a health declaration confirming you are free of symptoms.

    What to bring

    We have changing facilities with warm showers and toilets. Lockers are available with a refundable £1.00.

    As part of your course, you will be provided with a buoyancy aid. We recommend you bring with you:

    1. Waterproof Clothing.
    2. Change of clothes.
    3. Towel.
    4. Sun cream.
    5. Bottle of water.
    6. Closed toe footwear*

    *Please Note: Closed toe shoes are compulsory for water activities and must be worn at all times. Crocs and sliders are not deemed suitable.

    Please ensure that you bring a passport photo along with you when you attend this course. This passport photo will be used when you are issued with your certificate on completion.

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