RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

The RYA Powerboat level 2 course is our most popular course. Clients include people that are new to power boating, existing boat owners and students who would like to charter (hire) a power boat either in the UK or abroad. At Thames Active we include a free ICC assessment which is the license required for European waters and guidance on applying for this.
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Saturdays & Sundays
09:00 to 17:30

20th & 21st January 2018 - FULL
10th & 11th February 2018 
3rd & 4th March 2018 - 2 Places remaining
17th & 18th March 2018
14th & 15th April 2018
28th & 29th April 2018 - FULL
26th & 27th May 2018 - 2 Places remaining
16th & 17th June 2018
7th & 8 July 2018


Midweek dates are available by calling  020 7101 4349

Course  Costs

Was £340


Thames Active
Borthwick Street
Introduction to the course:

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is designed to give students an understanding of Power Boating under the guidance of an experienced RYA qualified instructor. This two day course focuses on developing your boat handling, safety and navigation skills. It is the perfect course for complete beginners that will prepare you to take out a powerboat by yourself as well as seasoned power boaters looking to consolidate their experience with the principles of the RYA scheme.

Do I need previous experience?

No this course is suitable for all students.
Students under 16 will have their certificates endorsed as follows: “To be under supervision of a responsible adult”.

What will I Learn?

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course will teach you boat handling including – anchoring, securing to a mooring buoy, turning in confined spaces, coming alongside, man overboard techniques, knowledge of equipment, towing, high speed manoeuvres, rules of the road and pilotage and passage planning. 

Other Information

We supplies:
Full set of Henry & Lloyd Waterproofs
Automatic Crew Saver Lifejackets
Tea, Coffee & Biscuits 
RYA Training Manuel
Paper & Pen
ICC Application Form

Our informative, fun and professionally run RYA Powerboat courses are delivered on the River Thames at Greenwich, London. Only a 10 minute walk for the old Navy College in Greenwich Town Centre, we are an accredited RYA Training Centre and our Powerboat instructors hold a wealth of knowledge and experience in not only  teaching marine studies at a professional level but are also commercial Powerboat skippers on the River Thames. The Powerboat we use is a 6.0 metre RIB with a 75hp Honda outboard engine which meets RYA/MCA specifications. Thames Active will train to the RYA (coastal) syllabus, but will also give specific attention to the local conditions of the River Thames. Unlike some training providers, we provide everything needed for our power courses including Henri & lloyd Waterproofs, RYA Powerboat handbooks / Logbooks, refreshments throughout the course which is all included in the course price. Why else train with us? our newly built and modern facilities is equipped with air conditioned classrooms with amazing views of the river Thames and Greenwich, our courses also give you a fantastic experience allowing you to soak up the view of London Iconic landmarks  whilst learning.

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