RYA Powerboat Courses

Welcome to the exciting sport of powerboating!

Whether you are an amateur with a keen sense of adventure or use powerboats as a part of your job, the RYA Powerboat Scheme will train you in all aspects of safe boat handling and navigation.

The RYA Powerboat Scheme has been developed to advise you of that responsibility at the same time as training you to handle your boat in a seamanlike manner, so that you and your passengers can all enjoy being afloat.

The RYA Powerboat Scheme is applicable to all sports boats, RIBs, dories and launches, and other boats which do not normally provide accommodation or cooking facilities. Training on boats with accommodation is covered by the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme.

  • The Level 1 provides a principal introduction to boat handling skills.
  • The Level 2 provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.