night powerboat navigation session

We  run bespoke, tailored night powerboat sessions to suit your and a friend/partner's requirements. If you're interested in gaining knowledge, confidence and experience to beable to take trips out at night in a powerboat then this is the training for you. 

 

Pre-requisites: 

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate 

Minimum Age: 17 years

 

Ability after the session: To have the knowledge and initial confidence to undertake a night time passage in a known local port. 

 

Content: 

  • Self study + practical night powerboating session

Self Study: 

We will send you a range of learning / study aids and a 'quiz' to complete prior to the practical night session in order to prepare to go afloat, these will include: 

  • IRPCS (rules of the road)
  • Night Navigation Lights (other vessels & landmarks)
  • Light Characteristics of Buoyage (colours & sequences)

 

Practical Session: 

  • Preparation for sea & pre-departure checks
  • Passenger safety & comfort 
  • Night Time Pilotage within Poole Harbour
  • Use of GPS / Chart Plotter to aid Navigation

Practical night powerboating session overview:

Pre-Departure: 

  • Knowledge check on navigation lights, buoyage lights 
  • Powerboat & personal preparation to go afloat 
  • Pilotage plan briefing from your instructor 

Afloat: 

  • Follow a pre-planned pilotage plan around Poole Harbour 
  • Identify Buoys & Landmarks whilst afloat 
  • Utilise a GPS / Chart Plotter to aid Navigation

What's included:

  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor 
  • Use of our 6m RIB 
  • Fuel & Insurance 
  • Use of a lifejacket w/light
  • Use of light wet weather gear 
  • 3.5 hour session