RYA Powerboat Intermediate course


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RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course In Fowey


From £295 based out of Fowey.


Our fully inclusive RYA intermediate powerboat course costs just £295 per person for this 2 day course. We always include everything you need to complete this course which includes our RYA advanced powerboat instructor, 7.5m rib, all fuel, waterproofs, lifejackets and use of our classroom in a great location, Fowey.


RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course Exploring St Austell bay


Our Fowey marina classrooms. We usually use a larger rib for the intermediate course. We tend to use our 7.5m 225hp ribs for the intermediate coastal course.


Following on from the level 2 powerboat course we run longer passages which means our preparation needs to better than the level 2 standard. We add to your navigation skills in the classroom and then put them into practice on these longer runs.


 Summary of whats included :-


  • RYA powerboat instructor
  • Waterproof gear and lifejacket
  • Classroom with charts, books, tea & coffee
  • RYA course completion certificate


Previous Experience Required:

  • 16 years old or over with an RYA Powerboat Level 2 coastal qualification.
  • Also recommendation of RYA First Aid and a RYA SRC/VHF License.


RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course Syllabus


Aim: To teach powerboating up to the standard required to complete a short coastal passage by day.


Theory -

  • Planning a day cruise.
  • Navigation.
  • True and magnetic bearings.
  • Bearing and distance.
  • Chart symbols.
  • Tidal diamonds and tidal streams.
  • Use of pilot books.
  • Position lines.
  • Use of marina locks.
  • Latitude and longitude.
  • The principles of GPS.
  • Sources of forecast information and the interpretation of forecasts.
  • Tidal heights at secondary ports.
  • Use a plotting instrument and plot a course to steer (CTS).
  • Work out tidal heights for standard ports using a tidal curve.
  • Interpret Lateral and Cardinal buoyage.
  • Implement IRPCS, in particular rules 5,7,8,9,12-19,23.
  • Use GPS waypoint navigation and determine XTE, SOG, COG, BTW, DTW.
  • Use a laminated chart afloat.
  • Use pilotage to enter an unfamiliar port by day.
  • Explain how to make a VHF emergency call.


Practical -

  • The importance of protective clothing and safety equipment.
  • The minimum level of equipment for the boat.
  • Considerations of equipment required for longer passages.
  • Correct stowage of equipment.
  • Effect of waves.
  • Rougher conditions.
  • Awareness of other water users.
  • Mooring stern-to between posts or Med style.
  • Demonstrate awareness of wind and tide.
  • Moor alongside, in a marina berth.
  • Demonstrate the use of an appropriate length of kill cord at all times.
  • Demonstrate a practical application of techniques for pilotage in local waters.
  • The need for pre-planning, including advice in the event of having to return at night.
  • Apply the lessons learnt in the theory section and successfully complete a practical passage.
  • Fix position by traditional and electronic means.
  • Techniques for picking up a man overboard in differing conditions.
  • Pick up a man overboard.




FOWEY MARITIME CENTRE - 20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE



20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE


FMC 20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE