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RYA dinghy and power boat training

RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course

Pre-course experience Candidates should be to the standard of Powerboat Level 2 with coastal endorsement.
Assumed knowledge Navigation to Day-skipper standard
Minimum duration 2 days, approx. 09.00 - 17.00 each day.
Minimum age 16 years
Ability after the courseAble to complete short coastal passages by day. e.g. Bembridge - Lymington

Course Content

Chart Work

  1. True and magnetic bearings
  2. Bearing and distance
  3. Chart symbols
  4. Tidal diamonds and tidal streams
  5. Use of pilot books
  6. Work out tidal heights for standard ports
  7. Interpret Lateral, Cardinal Buoyage & Special Buoyage Systems (IALA)
  8. Use GPS waypoint navigation and determine Cross Track Error (XTE), Speed Over Ground (SOG), Course Over Ground (COG), Bearing to Waypoint (BTW), Distance to Waypoint (DTW)

Boat Handling

  1. Boat preparation
  2. Passage making
  3. Man overboard
  4. Rough weatherhandling
  5. Power tilt and trim
  6. Coming alongside
  7. Implement IRPCS concentrating on rules, 5,7,8,9,13-17,23
Cost Individual Group
Number of persons 1 person 2 persons 3 persons
Total cost £350 £525 £641
Cost per person £350 £262 £213.67

Ability after the course

Further Courses

RYA Training Centre
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