Powerboat Level 2 Combined 2

RYA Essential Navigation

Price - £99.00

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is a fully online course ideal for anyone interested in getting out on the water - from RIBs and personal water craft to diving and sea angling … and everything else in between! This course offers an introduction to the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat. Concepts such as tide or weather are just as important to kayakers or jet skiers, as they are to someone on a sailing yacht.

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is a fully online course ideal for anyone interested in getting out on the water - from RIBs and personal water craft to diving and sea angling … and everything else in between!

This course offers an introduction to the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat. Concepts such as tide or weather are just as important to kayakers or jet skiers, as they are to someone on a sailing yacht – as they can affect the enjoyment of anyone’s day on the water. This course also gives you a basic understanding of navigation, safety and general seamanship.

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is an online course. It’s easy to use, fun, and an interactive way of learning the essential skills to get you started on the water. As the course is delivered online, you can learn at your own pace from the comfort of your own home or office. There is also no exam at the end, so you will be under no pressure to demonstrate your learning under exam conditions.
 
Pre-Course
Experience
No experience required.
Assumed
Knowledge
None.
Student
Instructor Ratio
You will be assigned a dedicated RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to answer your questions.
Duration8 hours of online study with no exam at the end.
Course
Content
Charts, publications and terms
Buoyage
Navigation
Safety
Anchoring
Tides
Electronic navigation
Rules of the road
Weather forecasts
Pilotage
Passage planning
Ability after
Course
The course offers an introduction to the basic navigation and seamanship skills required before spending time afloat. It will also enable you to confidently consider approaching your Day Skipper theory qualification where these and other subjects are taught at a more in depth level.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Price - £240.00

RYA Powerboat Level 2 is a popular entry level course that provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat at speed and in close quarters. It also enables the holder to obtain an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

​Courses are held on our Highfield 6m RIBs, (new 2020 & 2021).

This two-day course is based at our training facilities in Swanwick Marina, where you will spend most of the first morning. Once out on the water, the busy Hamble River provides ample opportunity to practice close quarters boat handling and we’re minutes away from the central Solent where driving at planing speed and high-speed manoeuvers can be taught in open water. You will also focus on man overboard recovery, and cover the collision regulations as they apply to powerboats.

Powerboat Level 2 is an excellent confidence-builder. Whether you’re planning to do high speed day trips with friends, or simply exploring rivers further upstream with the kids, this course equips you with skills and knowledge needed to be safe and have a good time out on the water in a powerboat.

Pre-Course
Experience
No experience required.
Assumed
Knowledge
A basic understanding of navigation will be very helpful to you during this course. We recommend the RYA Essential Navigation theory course which you can do online prior your practical powerboat course.
Student
Instructor Ratio
Maximum 3:1
Duration2 days, usually from 09.00 to 17.00
Course
Content
  • Use of a trailer or launching trolley
  • Consideration of launching and sea conditions, including hazards and obstructions
  • Number of persons required to launch/recover
  • Construction, width and condition of slipway
  • Steep/slippery slipways, beach launching, lee shores
  • Care of trailer bearings, hitch, lashings, ties, lights and winch
  • Trailer parking
  • Prepare the boat, lines, fenders, safety equipment, fuel tanks, lines and secure gear on board
Ability after
Course
You will be able to handle a powerboat and have fun on the water whilst being aware of your own limitations and those of your craft.
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Total Individual Price:£339 Combined Price:£299

Reasons to Choose Us

We are passionate about what we do and customer service is key in everything we do. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose us.

If you’re still not convinced give us a call and speak to one of our instructors on 01489 250 040

3:1 Instructor Ratio

With your progression as our priority, we have chosen to impose a maximum of 3 students for every course held on board one of our boats. This best practice approach to our service gives you with more time with the instructor and more time practicing your skills. It also enables you and your instructor to focus on any weaknesses ... and you'll have a cabin to yourself!

Dedicated RYA Instructor Support

We pride ourselves on using the very best instructors available. They're a friendly and experienced team who understand the importance of taking the time to ensure you fully understand what you're learning. Our shorebased tutors include Yachtmaster Instructors, examiners and instructor trainers.

Modern Training Facilities

Our training facilities in Swanwick Marina provide small groups with the perfect environment to study and learn. The room is well-equipped with full audio/visual, a large whiteboard, and plenty of space to spread our your charts. We'll also look after you during your time with us, as refreshments are included with every course, and decent coffee on tap!

Online Courses

Our exclusive 'SailingCourseOnline' portal offers an advanced way to learn at your own pace wherever you are, and works seamlessly across desktops, laptops and mobile devices. The content was specifically written to be read on a screen, with bite-sized modules, clean graphics and animations. Our team of shorebased instructors are on hand whenever you need them, and as they're additionally RYA Yachtmaster Instructors and examiners, they provide fast and knowledgeable assistance whatever your query.

Highfield RIBs

All our Powerboat training courses are delivered on our exceptionally maintained Highfield Patrol RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) which operate well at speed and close quarters maneouvres.

Once you have learnt to drive a RIB you can get access to Urban Truant's Urban Truant RIB Club.

Top Quality Yachts

Urban Truant's 41 foot yachts are equipped and furnished with training and chartering in mind. Our yachts are well-maintained and no expense is spared for all of our gear and safety equipment. We also take your comfort seriously... You'll have space to savour downtime with your own cabin and 240v sockets when connected to shorepower. Marina fees are always included with an Urban Truant experience, and enjoy complimentary use of our  lifejackets and wet weather gear.

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