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RYA Powerboat Level 2

This 2 day course is the benchmark for powerboating qualifications across the world. No existing skills are needed. This course will help you become a fully self sufficient powerboater.

About the course

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) National Powerboat Scheme is for drivers of craft up to 33ft (10 metres), without a galley or toilet on board. These qualifications are recognised around the world and can be beneficial if you’re looking to drive commercially.

You do not need any prior knowledge of boat handling to join this Level 2 course. Our instructors will introduce you to a range of slow and fast manoeuvres and help you to get comfortable with how the craft handles. 

After completing this course, you’ll be a self-sufficient powerboater. You’ll be comfortable reading the conditions, and handling the craft within its limitations and your own. You’ll also be able to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC), allowing you to operate boats and pleasure craft abroad. 

Powerboat Level 2 courses run on a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 3 students.

What to bring with you

  • warm clothing
  • comfortable closed toe shoes that can get wet or wellies if it’s predicted to rain
  • lunch and any snacks (the canteen is not open at weekends)
  • water bottle
  • sunscreen and sunglasses
  • hat
  • gloves

What we provide

  • boats
  • life jackets
  • waterproof jackets and trousers
  • handbooks
  • certificates upon successful completion

Logbooks are available to purchase.

Dates and times

All courses are taught on a Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

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13 and 14 January 2024

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4 and 5 May 2024

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24 and 25 August 2024

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27 and 28 January 2024

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18 and 19 May 2024

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14 and 15 September 2024

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10 and 11 February 2024

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1 and 2 June 2024

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28 and 29 September 2024

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24 and 25 February 2024

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15 and 16 June 2024

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12 and 13 October 2024

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9 and 10 March 2024

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29 and 30 June 2024

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26 and 27 October 2024

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23 and 24 March 2024

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13 and 14 July 2024

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16 and 17 November 2024

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6 and 7 April 2024

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27 and 28 July 2024

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7 and 8 December 2024

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20 and 21 April 2024

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10 and 11 August 2024

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Prices

Our courses are available to everyone, but Southampton Sport members can book at a discounted rate.

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Southampton Sports Membership

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£162.25

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Mayflower Member, Sports Pass or Non-Member

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£295

Booking a course

Book your course online

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Cancelling or rescheduling a course

You can cancel or reschedule a booking by contacting the Jubilee Sports Centre. Your options depend on how much notice you give us. Notice periods are based on the date of your booking, not on the start time.

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7 days or more

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Full refund or reschedule to another date

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Between 48 hours and 7 days

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Full refund if you present a doctor’s note stating why you can't complete your booking

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Less than 48 hours

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No refund available

When we might cancel your booking

We might need to cancel a booking if:

  • the weather means we cannot safely run a course
  • staff members are sick and their absence cannot be covered
  • we cannot meet our minimum student-instructor ratio

If we need to cancel your booking, we’ll always try to give you at least 24 hours' notice. We’ll also offer to reschedule your booking.

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