RYA Powerboat Level 2

This course provides intensive training in the practical skills and theory knowledge needed by the small boat driver. You will learn to drive our rigid inflatable rescue craft.
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27 November
Sat 27 Nov 2021 - Sun 28 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $695.00 incl. GST
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22 December
Wed 22 Dec 2021 - Thu 23 Dec 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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15 January
Sat 15 Jan 2022 - Sun 16 Jan 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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31 January
Mon 31 Jan 2022 - Tue 01 Feb 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    12 February
    Sat 12 Feb 2022 - Sun 13 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    19 March
    Sat 19 Mar 2022 - Sun 20 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    16 April
    Sat 16 Apr 2022 - Sun 17 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    25 April
    Mon 25 Apr 2022 - Tue 26 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    14 May
    Sat 14 May 2022 - Sun 15 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    18 June
    Sat 18 Jun 2022 - Sun 19 Jun 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST

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Description

RYA Powerboat Level 2 is regarded as a small boat driving licence in much of Europe and is a legal requirment for anyone driving the tender to a superyacht or working as an RYA windsurfing or dinghy sailing instructor.

The qualification entitles the holder to an International Certificate of Competence for Europe and a New South Wales Boat Licence in Australia 

Course content

Day 1 - Learn to drive the boat 

Powerboat theory

  • Personal equipment (clothing, lifejackets etc)
  • Parts of the boat (basic terminology)
  • Types of craft  (hull types, engines, fuel) 
  • Basic weather (forecasts, sea state, effect of wind and tide) 
  • Buoyage, basic collision regulations (IRPCS)

Practical skills

  • Safety and preparation (kill cord, life jackets, communications, crew position and safety) 
  • High speed handling (trim, stability, driving position, crew safety, waves, quick stop) 
  • Low speed handling (close quarters, standing off, wind and tide)
  • Seamanship skills (anchoring, berthing, handling lines, mooring buoys)
  • Emergency situations (types of emergency, man overboard recovery, marine radio distress calls)

Day 2  - Plan and execute a safe passage

Powerboat theory

  • Intro to marine charts  and navigation
  • Pilotage and passage planning 
  • Engine and fuel management
  • GPS (waypoints and route planning)
  • legal responsibilities and obligations.

Practical skills

  • Pilotage and passage making / crew roles 
  • High speed handling/ low speed handling
  • Seamanship skills (anchoring, berthing, handling lines, mooring buoys)
  • Rules of the road (application of basic IRPCS whilst underway) 
  • Emergency situations (basic towing) 

Equipment and instructors 

The course will be taught by experienced RYA and AS qualified instructors using our high speed, rigid inflatable rescue craft. 

You will spend the first day learning how to safely drive the boats and the second day developing basic pilotage skills which you will then use to execute a short passage.

We operate in small groups, according to strict teaching ratios, to ensure all participants have plenty of time, in the drivers seat, in charge of the boat. 

Training location

Theory training is conducted in our, well equipped, waterside classroom at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

For the practical part of the course, Sydney Harbour is our classroom. The variety of conditions, and busy waterways provide an outstanding training environment. 

 

What's included

Safety equipment, tuition, logbook and handbook. We can loan you wet weather gear if you need. 

Qualifications 

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 (issued on the day)
  • As the holder of a Powerboat Level 2 certificate you are entitled to an International Certificate for Operator of Pleasure Craft (ICC) from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). An ICC is needed for the inland waterways of Europe and for the coastal waters of most Mediterranean countries.
  • NSW Boat Licence by taking the certificate you receive on this course, together with photo ID and the licence fee, to an RMS office (NSW Roads and Maritime) within 1 year

Before you start

The course is suitable for anyone 12 years old and above.

No previous experience is required.

What next?

Personal Watercraft (PWC) Licence 

If you want to drive a Jetski, or other personal watercraft, in New South Wales you need to obtain a PWC Licence. 

Once you have your General Boat Licence you can upgrade to a PWC licence by taking the PWC knowledge test. We will provide further information about how to get this when you book your course.

Further training

  • If you are operating a marine radio in NSW you must also hold an ACMA Marine Radio Licence 
  • All boat operators are strongly advised to complete a Marine First Aid course. If you are involved in any type of towing operations it is mandatory for the master to hold a first aid certification.

Testimonials

  • Ania Baranek
    • RYA Powerboat Level 2
    • “ I just wanted to reach out and say a massive thank you for doing what you're doing, because you do it great! The programme was perfectly balanced between theory and practical skills training. I loved everything about the course!”
  • Adriana Sanflorian
    • RYA Powerboat Level 2
    • “ Really enjoyed the course. It was very informative, I learned loads. And now I can drive a boat. Thank you very much for making it perfect. ”
  • Jeanette Kim
    • NSW Boat licence
    • “ The instructor was awesome! Made the lessons clear, fun and very informative. They focus on water safety and everything you need, to enjoy your time out on your boat. What are you waiting for? Get a boat licence and enjoy our beautiful harbour! ”