Learn to Drive a Powerboat in Cornwall - RYA PB2

2 days
£240.00 per person
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What to expect

Get out on the water in 2020 and learn how to drive a powerboat this year with one of our Powerboat Level 2 courses.

This entry-level powerboat course provides skills and background knowledge required to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. The course covers low-speed, close quarter boat handling, launching and recovery, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard recovery as well as an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.

2020 dates:

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May

Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th August

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th August


You'll be kitted up and briefed before heading down to the boats. The day might look something like this, although it is subject to weather, tides, and conditions!

Trailer/Slipways, Parts of the boat & controls, Types of boat/engine, Safety Equipment & Killcord, Basic Boat equipment, Introduce high speed manoeuvres, Introduce low speed boat control.

There'll be a lunch break where you'll be able to buy food from our cafe or eat your own packed lunch. Theory will also be covered on land.


After getting kitted up again, you'll head down to the boats. The day might include the following:

Practice and refine boat control, Anchor & Towing , Man Overboard, Rules of the road, Chart work, GPS/compass work.

Your accommodation

No accommodation is provided for this activity but there are some places nearby

What's included


hot drinks


buoyancy aids, wetsuit, kit

Recommended items

RYA log book, changing rooms, hot showers

What to bring

Warm clothing

layers to keep warm on the water


layers to keep warm on the water


packed lunch or money for lunch


packed lunch or money for lunch

Recommended items

swimming kit, towel, beach shoes

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