youth RYA Powerboat courses - for 12 - 17 yr olds

In order to ensure your child / children get the best possible experience on their powerboat course we offer specific courses for Under 18s. We accept U18s in small groups (minimum 2, maximum 3). Our Principal is the designated 'Welfare Officer' ensuring that the environment for your child's learning is both Safe and Fun, we also have safeguarding (child protection policy) in place and our instructors have relevant and up to date disclosures. 

Training Boat: Humber 6m RIB



Youth RYA Powerboat Level 1 - An Introduction to powerboating

Youth RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course, Poole

The 1 day RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course provides an introduction to powerboating, techniques for launching and recovery, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. Course prices from £150.00 per person. 

This is a great course as a powerboat taster or if you're not sure if your child wants to commit to a powerboat level 2 course (though this is NOT a requirement before taking Powerboat level 2). Its also a perfect course for those children that go boating with their families to ensure they can take an active part of your outings afloat. 

Previous Experience: None

Duration: 1 day

Minimum Age: 12 years (those aged between 12-15 years will receive an endorsed certificate)

Minimum Age (own boat): 8 years (those aged between 8-15 years will receive an endorsed certificate. 

Student Ratio: Maximum 3 students per instructor / boat

Course Content: 

  • Launching & Recovery
  • Preparation of boat and crew
  • Boat handling at low speed
  • Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Being towed
  • IRPCS (rules of the road)
  • Man Overboard

RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Youth Training

Youth RYA Powerboat Level 2 course, Poole

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course is the perfect course for your child whether they have no previous experience or have been powerboating for a while and want to brush up their skills. This course will end up with them being competent 'all rounder' powerboaters.

Our RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course prices start from £260.00 per person. 

Previous Experience: None

Duration: 2 days

Minimum Age: 14 years (those aged between 14-15 years will receive an endorsed certificate)

Minimum Age (own boat): 12 years (those aged between 12-15 years will receive an endorsed certificate). 

Course Content: 

  • Launching & Recovery
  • Boat handling at low & higher speeds
  • Securing to a Mooring Buoy
  • Man Overboard
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving & Coming alongside (marina handling)
  • Basis Navigation & Passage Planning 
  • IRPCS (Road Rules)
  • Weather & Tides

Youth Powerboat Course Fees:

Youth Course Description  Max Ratios Duration Price Per Person Total Fee (inc. VAT)
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course - 1 person joining group course 1:3 1 day £200.00 £200.00
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course - 2 people joining group course 1:3 1 day £170.00 £340.00
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course - 3 people joining group course 1:3 1 day £150.00 £450.00
Own Boat RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course for 1, 2 or 3 people 1:3 1 day n/a £250.00
 RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course - 1 person joining group course  1:3 2 days £300.00 £300.00
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course - 2 people joining group course  1:3 2 days £280.00 £560.00
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course - 3 people joining group course 1:3 2 days £260.00 £780.00
 Own Boat RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course for 1, 2 or 3 people  1:3  2 days  n/a £340.00

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