RYA Powerboat Courses

The Grafham Water Sailing Club training centre offers powerboat training to qualify you to RYA Level 2 Powerboat (Inland) standard. This is taught in our Avon Searider RIBs.We also offer the RYA Safety Boat course.

Powerboat Training Searider at speed

Courses are arranged from time to time for groups or on demand at 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 instructor to participant levels.

 Powerboat Level 1 2018 
An introduction to powerboating in one day, covering the basics including preparation of boat and crew, launch and recovery, boat handling, picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside and being towed.

This is offered free of charge to Safety Boat volunteers: please ask in the Office.

 

 Course code

PB1-MAY

PB1-JUN

PB1-JUL

PB1-SEP

Dates

Sun 13 May

Sat 30 Jun

Tues 3 Jul

Sat 15 Sep

Times

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

Price

FREE

 

 

 

RYA Powerboat Level 2 2018
This entry-level two day course provides all the basic skills and background knowledge needed to drive a small powerboat competently. No prior experience is required.

On the water, we will introduce you to low-speed manoeuvres, such as coming alongside a jetty, anchoring, and man overboard, as well as driving the boat at planing speed. We also cover various theoretical and safety aspects.

Please note that this course is conducted in planing craft on inland waters.

We can also offer a one-day direct assessment for experienced power-boaters who would like to be certified as competent drivers – dates for this by arrangement.

 Course code

PB2-APR

PB2-MAY

PB2-JUN

PB2-JUL

PB2-AUG

PB2-SEP

PB2-OCT

PB2-DEC

 Dates

7 & 8 Apr

5 & 6 May

16 & 17 Jun

14 & 15 Jul

18 & 19 Aug

1 & 2 Sep

13 & 14 Oct

1 & 2 Dec

 Times

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

 Price

£150

£150

£150

£150

£150

£150

£150

£150

RYA Safety Boat

 2018

This course covers the skills and techniques required to provide rescue cover at the club or when assisting with racing events. We will practice rescuing sailing boats, catamarans and windsurfers, as well as introducing basic elements of race management and mark-laying. It is ideal for competent power-boaters who are keen to become more involved with safety duties and open meeting events at the club. Please note that RYA Powerboat Level 2 and a basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers must be held prior to this course.
Course code

PB-JUL

PB-OCT

Dates

7 & 8 Jul

27 & 28 Oct

Times

9:30 to 16:45

9:30 to 16:45

Price

£150

£150

Rebates are available for Safety-Boat volunteers. Please enquire at the Office for details.

Please contact the office to book any of the above courses or ask to be added to the list of future Power Boat training opportunities. Alternatively, email training@grafham.org


Further notes that apply to all courses

  • Courses are only available to club members, but we have a special three-month membership package available only for new members who book a training course.
  • You need to provide a buoyancy aid and appropriate clothing for the conditions including adequate footwear.
  • Courses will take place if there is sufficient demand.
  • Gift vouchers are available for both course fees and membership subscriptions. Please enquire by emailing the office or by telephone (01480 810478).

† Not applicable to RYA First Aid Course.