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RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling
|AIM:||To teach boathandling and seamanship in powerboats|
|MINIMUM AGE:||12 yrs|
Procurement of this certificate enables you to obtain the "International Certificate of Competence" by simply applying to the RYA.
Note: The majority of the course is practical and afloat but there will be several hours of theory work required ashore. The remainder of the theory work will be carried out through the course while afloat.
Launch and recovery (Trailers, ramps, slipways, preparations, problems etc).
Boat handling under way (this constitutes the majority of the course).
Slow manoeuvres (securing to a buoy, coming alongside in various conditions/circumstances, anchoring (including various types), dealing with disabled craft - both your own craft and others, trim, loading, propeller angles etc).
High speed manoeuvres (planing, steering controls, S turns, U turns, power trim, emergency stop, man overboard).
During the course, we will also be looking at:
Different types of craft, engines and drives, ancillary and safety equipment, dealing with potential emergencies.
Finally, we will need some time ashore to deal with:
The buoyage systems, basic understanding of charts and compass, basic understanding of tides and tidal streams.
You will be required to wear a lifejacket at all times while afloat. We can provide these and waterproofs if required. You should also wear sunblock while afloat as a preventative measure against sun stroke.