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.


RYA Powerboat Level 1 

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. 



Avaliable on request





Members £120

Non Members £130 

*Based on 2 attending


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


24th - 25th July

7th - 8th August

21st - 22nd August

11th - 12th September

25th - 26th September

9th - 10th October

30th - 31st October

13th - 14th November

11th - 12th December


Members £225

Non Members £240


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


26th - 27th March 2022

1st - 2nd October 2022

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 £90

Non Members £150

International Certificate of Competence

Head to the Royal Yachting Association website to find out how you can convert 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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