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RYA Powerboat Level 1

About the course:

This course will provide a practical introduction to boost handling and safety in powerboats. It is a good taster to get started in powerboating. You do not need to do this course to do your RYA Powerboat Level 2. The course includes:

- Equipement 

- Low and Fast speed boat handling

- Use of kill cord

- Picking up a mooring Bouy

- Leaving and coming alongside

The course is mainly practical with a small theoretical element.

Assumed Knowledge:

No previous Knowledge is required for the course.

At the end of the course it is the aim to reach the RYA Powerboat Level 1 of the National 

Powerboat Scheme. 





Members £120

Non Members £130 

*Based on 2 attending

RYA Powerboat Level 1 


Avaliable on request



RYA Powerboat Level 2

About the course:

The powerboat level 2 course is designed to give you a good understanding of boat handling and seamanship. This is normally the minimum requirement to hire boats in the UK and when paired with an International Certificate of Confidence, abroad. The course includes: 

- Launching and recovery

- Boat Handling 

- Securing to a buoy

- Anchoring

- Leaving and coming alongside

- Man overboard 

- etc 

On completion of this course you will have a basic understanding of all these skills and a good grounding to build on them.  

Assumed Knowledge:

No Previous Knowledge is Required for this course. 




At the end of the course is is the aim to reach RYA Powerboat Level 2 of the National Powerboat Scheme. 

RYA Level 2


14th - 15ht November

28th - 29th November

13th - 13th December 

16th - 17th January

13th - 14th February

27th - 28th February



Members £200

Non Members £225


RYA Safety Boat

About the course

This course is designed to introduce you to the techniques used in powerboats escorting racing fleets of dinghies and windsurfers, provide safety cover for training fleets, and assisting in race management. Techniques for canoes, kayaks and kitesurfers will also be discussed. The main areas will be: 

- Boat Handling

- Dinghy Rescue

- Windsurf Rescue

- Theory of Kayak and

  Canoe rescue 

- etc. 

This course is aimed at getting you ready to support sailing and windsurfing at clubs and events. 

RYA Safety Boat


21st - 22nd March

26th - 27th September

Assumed Knowledge

RYA Level 2 or equivalent  




At the end of the course is is the aim to reach RYA Safety Boat of the National Powerboat Scheme. 


Members £145

Non Members £165

International Certificate of Competence

Head to the Royal Yachting Association website to find out how you can confer your RYA Powerboat Level 2 to an ICC certificate


Youth Powerboating

Head to our Youth Courses page to find Powerboating, Sailing courses and camps for 8-16 year olds.

Instructor Training

With interest CBYC can organise a powerboat instructor course at the club, alternatively we can advise about courses at other centres. 


Contact Training


Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, 
Ferry Road,

CF11 0JL

Phone the Office: +44 (0)29 2066 6627

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