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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Direct Assessment

Course Overview

Candidates will be put through a written examination based on basic navigation IRPCS, tide, weather and boat knowledge to the level of Powerboat 2. Following this candidates will be put in charge of ensuring a boat is prepared for sea. The final part of the assessment will include a demonstration of the on water skills required for powerboat 2.

In order to pass this assessment candidates must pass the exam with a rate of 80% or above and demonstrate a solid level of competence on and around the water.

Where candidates are unsuccessful they will be offered further training at a reduced rate to gain their RYA powerboat Level 2 Certificate.


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  • Assumed knowledge of powerboats and practical skills to the level of powerboat 2
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.