RYA advanced Powerboat Course joining information:

School Boat Tuition:

Location: Port of Poole Marina, Poole BH15 4AJ

Course timings: 


Day 1: 09:00 - 17:00

Day 1 Evening: 18:30 - 21:00 (approx)

Day 2: 10:00 - 17:30


Prior to the course: 

  • Each student to Complete eMedical declaration form - SEE RED TAB BELOW

What to bring: 

  • Passport photo with your name printed on the reverse 
  • Packed lunch / drinks (& dinner for Day 1 if you're not local) 
  • Warm clothing, Jacket, including a hat, gloves etc
  • Waterproofs / Wet weather gear - we will be unable to provide these items during this time. 
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Face Covering

Shorebased sessions during covid-19

Theory / shorebased sessions will be completed outside our portakabin maintaining 1m+ distancing. 

Example Course overview:


DAY 1 :

Afloat: Personal equipment and buoyancy, Introduction to the boat & equipment, familiarisation session. 

Ashore: Meterology, Rules of the Road (IRPCS) including vessel lights. Creation of short Passage / Pilotage Plan

Afloat: Carry out a short passage using traditional and electronic navigation equipment during day light hours at higher speed. Including the use of waypoints, routes. Use leading & clearing lines, transits, back bearings and soundings to aid pilotage. 

Ashore: Preparation of Passage / Pilotage Plan for Night exercise. 


Afloat: Carry out night navigation exercise. Identify lit and unlit positions. 

DAY 2:

Ashore: Emergency Situations

Marina: Engines, Hull & propellor configurations 

Afloat: Picking up a Mooring, Man Overboard, Marina Work including: Turning in a confined space, Berthing in various conditions. 

pre-course studY:

Refresh your knowledge of the following prior to the course:

As per the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course pre-requisite your knowledge should be to the level of RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory - if it's been a while since you've used this knowledge please take the time to refresh the following: 

  • IRPCS/collision regulations (+ night vessel lights)
  • Passage & Pilotage Planning - Traditional & Electronic
  • Position fixing afloat
  • Tidal Knowledge 
  • Meterology - Synoptic Charts, Beaufort Scale, Shipping forecasts
  • GPS & Chart Plotters 

Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 406066

Our Location:

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