RYA Training

We are an RYA recognised Training Centre offering certificated powerboat training courses and personal tuition

Powerboating is in our blood, it's what we do, meaning we are the perfect choice to help you develop your powerboating skills.

We run the full programme of RYA Powerboating courses from beginner to advanced.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (2 days)

This is the entry level course for anybody wanting to learn how to drive a powerboat. Undertaken on sheltered waters, it covers foundation skills including launching and recovery, boat handling, man overboard, coming alongside, anchoring, chartwork and navigation and is the ideal introduction to powerboating safely. It is also the minimum requirement for anybody wishing to join the Marine Club.

Skill Requirements: None

Min age: 16yrs (anybody under the age of 18yrs, must be accompanied on the course by somebody aged 18yrs+)

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RYA Intermediate Powerboat (2 days)

This course builds on the skills gained on the powerboat level 2 course and aims to improve your confidence and boat handling abilities as you venture to more challenging waters. The course includes day passage planning, more advanced boat handling skills and cruising at planing speed.

Skill Requirements: Boat handling on coastal waters up to the standard of RYA Powerboat Level 2. It is also recommended that you have sound theoretical knowledge up to Day Skipper standard, a valid first aid certificate and hold a VHF Radio Operators Licence.

Min age: 16yrs (anybody under the age of 18yrs, must be accompanied on the course by somebody aged 18yrs+)

Call 0333 1234 303 for availability or email bookings@ribride.co.uk


RYA Advanced Powerboat (2 days - includes a night passage)

This is aimed at leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night. It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters.

Skill requirements: Driving ability up to RYA Intermediate Powerboat standard, knowledge of navigation up to at least Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory level. It is also strongly recommended that you hold a valid first aid certificate and VHF Radio Operators Licence.

Min age: 17yrs (anybody under the age of 18yrs, must be accompanied on the course by somebody aged 18yrs+)

Call 0333 1234 303 for availability or email bookings@ribride.co.uk