RYA Adult Training - Powerboat
 
The Powerboat Scheme starts off as an introduction to the boat, environment and the basic skills you will need to drive a powerboat safely and confidently. The successive courses build on those skills so that by the time you have done a Level 2 course you are a confident and competent powerboat driver.
 
After you have done a course at EYC you may want to join as a member. We hope that you do. Ask one of the instructors on the course about joining so that you can get discounted rates on further courses. Also chat with them if you are interested in doing a sailing course that will allow you to hire a club dinghy (after Level 2), crew for other club members on yachts and dinghies and become an active part of EYC.

Course dates for 2020 are below. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place and receive more details about the course, what to bring etc...
 
RYA Start Boating (Level 1) course:
The Level 1 course introduces you to powerboating and is a one day course. The minimum
age is 8. You will be taught how to launch and recover, prepare the boat and crew, boat
handling, picking up moorings, being towed, and laving and coming alongside. By the end you
will have learnt basic boat skills and a good background knowledge. You will be taught by an
instructor with two other students in your boat.

Dates to be announced.
 
Course fees: £300 per person (non-member); £50 pp (member with 4 days volunteering)
 
RYA Powerboat handling (Level 2) course:
This two-day course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. It has a minimum age of 12. By the end of it you will be a self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations and those of craft. This course is also the basis for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Dates to be announced.
 
Course fees: £300 per person (non-member); £50 pp (member with 4 days volunteering)
 
RYA Safety Boat course:
This two-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, or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying. Students must have passed their Level 2 Power boating up to a year before, to ensure they have the powerboat handling skills required for this course.

Dates to be announced.

Course fees: £300 per person (non-member); £50 pp (member with 4 days volunteering)

 

What Should You Bring Along To Your Powerboat Course?

All the necessary equipment is provided for your course including a wet suit,
buoyancy aid, waterproof top and jacket. You will need to bring:

• Swim suit / shorts / board shorts to wear under a wet suit* and an old track suit (no jeans are allowed on the water)
• Rash vest and sailing gloves (if you have them)
• Footwear that can get wet (old trainers or sailing shoes are perfect) and footwear to go home in
• Warm hat and gloves for the cooler months / sun hat or cap for the summer months
• Tie for any glasses / sunglasses
• Towel and a change of warm clothing for when you are ashore
• Lunch for the day and any snacks you may like**
• Any log books and previous powerboat qualifications if applicable

* Be prepared to get into the water on a Safety Boat Course, so a wet suit may be required.

** Teas, coffees and access to fresh drinking water are always available. After
your course, the club bar on Sundays will be open to purchase any drinks and
snacks with views over the river Thames