RYA Intermediate Powerboat

2019 - We currently have a full schedule with no spaces on courses locally

2 Day Course

The RYA Powerboat Intermediate course expands on RYA Level 2 skills and covers passage planning using traditional and electronic navigation. See Course Dates


To teach power boating up to the standard required to plan and complete a short coastal passage by day.

Prior Experience Required

Candidates should hold the RYA Level 2 Power qualification with coastal endorsement. It is also recommended that candidates hold a First Aid certificate and a VHF operator's certificate.


The minimum age is 16 years old

RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course Content - Theory

Planning a day cruise:
Chart based navigation
True & magnetic bearings
Chart symbols
Tidal diamonds & tidal streams
Use of pilot books
Position lines
Use of marina locks
Latitude & longitude
Use of GPS navigation
Weather forecasts
Tidal heights at secondary ports & tidal curves
Plotting course to steer
Application of collision regulations

RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course Content - Practical

Puts the theory into practice and completes the planned passage
Preparation of boat & crew
Boat handling
Passage making
Man overboard

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