Upper Thames Sailing Club



RYA Powerboat (levels 1 & 2)

What is it?

The first part of this RYA certificated course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. The second part will give you the knowledge and skills needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the RYA International Certificate of Competence. It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. Your certificate will be for inland waters. If you wish to extend this to tidal waters in the future we will try to arrange an assessment at a coastal club. There will be an additional charge for this.  


Who is it for?

Anyone over the age of 14 who wishes to drive a powerboat safely and to international standards.  


How is the course structured? Presentations, discussion and supervised tuition on the water.  


Do I need to have any qualifications or experience to come on this course? You do not need any formal qualifications for this course, but it would be helpful if you were familiar with boats - not necessarily in a powerboat or as a helm.  


When is it?

Please check our Club Calendar from the website Menu page for planned course dates.



What does it cost?

The course lasts two days and costs £80. Booking for all courses closes 7 days before the start.Non members pay an extra £28 refundable if they join the club in the same year 


How do I book? 


Training Calendar here


For more info please contact the training co-ordinator 

Download Booking form