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RYA Powerboat

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) National Powerboat Scheme is aimed at craft of up to about 33ft/10m and without a galley or toilet on board. The qualifications gained from within this scheme are recognised around the world and some are relevant to those driving commercially.

Southampton Sport are proud to offer all of the Powerboating courses including Level 1/2, Intermediate Day Cruising, Advanced Day and Night and Safety Boat. All 2-day Powerboat courses are booked through the Jubilee Sports Centre Reception as well as via our online store. We also offer opportunities to have one-to-one training sessions with one of our seasoned instructors when you wish to build on your skills.

All RYA Powerboat training courses will meet at the University Watersports Centre and will run from either the Watersports Centre, our training facilities at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, or in the case of the Safety Boat courses, our training base at Southampton Sailing Club.  All courses run across two days and certificates will be issued from the "University of Southampton" RYA Recognised Training Centre.

Informative [course]. Method of tuition very friendly and encouraging. A very enjoyable experience.

The National Powerboat course is seen as the international bench mark for Powerboating across the world. 

Powerboating in Southampton Water
Powerboating in Southampton Water

After successfully completing two days of slow and fast manoeuvres you will gain a Level 2 Certificate which will allow the holder to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).  No prior knowledge of boat-handling is expected for candidates participating in this course.

Following completion of the course the attendee should be a self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of the craft.

Maximum Student: Instructor Ratio: 3:1

Please send an email if you have any queries about course availability.

 

DateTime
16th & 17th July 2022 09:00-17:00
30th & 31st July 2022 09:00-17:00
13th & 14th August 2022 09:00-17:00
27th & 28th August 2022 09:00-17:00
10th & 11th September 2022  09:00-17:00
24th & 25th September 2022 09:00-17:00
22nd & 23rd October 2022 09:00-17:00
29th & 30th October 2022 09:00-17:00
12th & 13th November 2022 09:00-17:00
26th & 27th November 2022 09:00-17:00
10th & 11th December 2022 09:00-17:00

 Costs:

Membership TypePrice Of Course
Southampton Sport Member £150.00
Uni of Southampton or Solent Uni Student* £189.00
Mayflower Member, Sports Pass and Non-Member £250.00

 *In order to claim the student discount you will need to provide proof of your student status. Please email proof that you are currently enrolled on a course in the current academic year at the University of Southampton or Solent University to watersports@southampton.ac.uk

To book call 023 8059 2119 or book and pay online.

This 2-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes and for racing or training activities. 

Buy the Safety Boat Handbook
Buy the Safety Boat Handbook

Pre-requisites:  You must hold the RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate to participate in this course and also have a basic understanding of sailing and windsurfers.

Course content includes:

Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak and canoe rescue, towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users.

Following completion of the course the attendee should be able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.

Maximum Student:Instructor Ratio: 6:1 in two boats

Please send an email if you have any quires about course availability

Dates Times
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 Costs:

Membership TypePrice Of Course
Full Sportwel Member £148.00
*Uni of Southampton or Solent Uni Student £189.00
Mayflower Member, Sports pass and Non-Member £250.00

*In order to claim the student discount you will need to provide proof of your student status. Please email proof that you are currently enrolled on a course in the current academic year at the University of Southampton of Southampton Solent University to watersports@southampton.ac.uk

To book call 023 8059 2119 or in person at the Jubilee Sports Centre or book and pay online

Intermediate Day Cruising

Buy the Advanced Powerboat Handbook
Buy the Advanced Powerboat Handbook

This 2-day course provides practical experience of piloting and passage-planning by day on coastal waters, using both traditional and electronic techniques.  

Prerequisites:  You must hold the RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate with coastal endorsement to participate in this course.  It is strongly recommended that candidates hold current First Aid and VHF/SRC Operator's certificates.  Knowledge to the level of Day Skipper theory is recommended.

Following completion of this course attendees should be able to plan and execute short coastal passages by day.

Dates Times
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Costs: 

Membership TypePrice Of Course
Full Sportwel Member £148.00
Uni of Southampton or Solent Uni Student* £189.00
Mayflower Member, Sports Pass and Non-Member £250.00

*In order to claim the student discount you will need to provide proof of your student status. Please email proof that you are currently enrolled on a course in the current academic year at the University of Southampton of Southampton Solent University to watersports@southampton.ac.uk

To book call 023 8059 2119, in person at the Jubilee Sports Centre or book and pay online.

Advanced Powerboat

This 2-day plus 1 night course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night. 

Prerequisites:  Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF operators certificate.

Following successful completion of this course attendees should be able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night.

These times are approximate and will be confirmed at a later date.

DateTime
24th & 25th February 2022 09:00-17:00
8th & 9th October 2022 09:00-17:00

Costs:  

Membership TypePrice of Course
Full Sportwel Member £178.50
Uni of Southampton or Solent Uni Student* £214.00
Mayflower Member, Sports Pass and Non-Member £265.00

*In order to claim the student discount you will need to provide proof of your student status. Please email proof that you are currently enrolled on a course in the current academic year at the University of Southampton of Southampton Solent University to watersports@southampton.ac.uk

To book call 023 8059 2119, in person at the Jubilee Sports Centre or book and pay online

Course Cancellations/Transfers

We retain the right to cancel a date and transfer your booking or offer you a refund if the weather is unsuitable to run the course on the basis of health and safety. As part of this decision we will be looking at wind, temperature and sea state. Where possible we will give you 24 hours’ notice when a clear and accurate weather forecast comes through.

On the rare occurrence of staff sickness we will endeavour to cover the staff shortage and continue to run the course. This would also be grounds for a refund or date transfer.

For most of our watersports courses we have a minimum ratio of 1:3. Where possible we will always endeavour to run a course but if we are below ratio we may have to transfer you onto a future booking.

 The bookee cancelling the booking

Over 7 days before the course: We are happy to offer a full refund or transfer your booking to another date upon request.

Over 48 hours before the course: We will give a full refund upon the presentation of a current doctor’s note.

Less than 48 hours before the course: We are not able to offer a refund

Please note that the time period stated refers to start of the day, not the start of the course.  All refunds are limited to course fees only.  If you book local accommodation, you may choose to take out cancellation/holiday insurance.

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