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RYA Powerboat Instructor & Skills Assessment

Course Overview

An RYA Powerboat Instructor course is for competent, experienced powerboat drivers looking to teach new drivers.

The Instructor’s course will start on the 13th and candidates will have a skills assessment on the 12th.

During the course you will be trained to teach and assess the first levels of the RYA a National Powerboat Scheme including the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course 


Click here for 2024 training price list  (RYA Powerboat Instructor Including a PISA)

Pre Requisites 
  • Hold the RYA National Powerboat Certificate Level 2
  • Hold a valid first aid certificate (RYA-approved)
  • Possess at least five years' experience of practical powerboating in a variety of types of boats. For those who are powerboating full-time, this may be reduced to one season.
  • Be a minimum age of 16 years old. No candidates under this age will be accepted onto a training course.
  • Before being accepted onto a training course, candidates must enrol onto and successfully pass the RYA Powerboat Instructor skills assessment.
  • Candidates wishing to be able to teach the RYA Safety Boat course must firstly hold the award themselves.

12th-15h February

What to bring

Make sure you have the appropriate clothing for the weather. A wetsuit is encouraged, footwear you’re happy to get wet, layers if it’s cold, sun cream and a hat if it’s not and a buoyancy aid. Alternatively, the buoyancy aid can be rented from the club for a small fee.


During the summer, the snack bar will be open to purchase snacks, drinks, and lunch. The restaurant will also be open for dinner in the evenings.


Our Dunes and Stocker accommodation blocks offer a range of different rooms. From our admiral’s cabin through to the cadets’, there will be something suitable for everyone.


We have a large carpark onsite and down our causeway. However, if you are in a motorhome you will have to find alternative parking for overnight stays.


This was a fantastic course, packed with content and expertly run, ensuring that aspiring instructors are demonstrating the "gold standard" of  powerboating operation whilst honing your skills as a teacher to safely deliver a clear and concise course for students, filled with knowledge and fun.

 Learning to teach a skill certainly takes your own skills to a higher level, now that you are communicating it to others.