RYA Powerboat

Club Powerboat Application Form 2020 – to learn to drive safety boats
Junior Powerboat Application Form 2020 – Formally HONDA RIB – so juniors can learn power boating
Powerboat Courses 2020 – Information and costs including dates and duration of powerboat courses, instructor ratios and course literature provided.
RYA Powerboat application Form 2020 – For RYA Level 2 and Safety Boat Courses

The bosun and deputy who help run the courses

The club is an approved RYA Training Centre for Power Boat Instruction. All our courses are run at Notts County Sailing Club, Hoveringham. Notts. 

John Riddell is our Chief Power Boat Instructor. He currently has a team of 20 RYA Powerboat Instructors at his disposal. Adrian Jones is Johns ‘Right Hand Man’.

The courses we run at N.C.S.C.,   available to club members are:

RYA Level 1 Start Powerboating:
A minimum one-day course with a minimum student age of 8

Level 2 Power Boat Handling:
This is a two-day course (which incorporates level 1) with a minimum student age of 12. The successful adult candidate is eligible to apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for Motor Craft. This is an essential requirement to become an RYA Instructor and is desirable for assistant instructors. Please note the Inland/Coastal distinction has now been removed so we are able to award the full powerboat level 2 licence.

RYA Safety Boat :
This is a two-day course available to those who already hold an RYA Level 2 Powerboat licence. This is an essential requirement for senior instructors.

N.C.S.C. Safety Boat:
This is a club specific driving and safety course which is designed to allow the successful participant to be able to drive powerboats for club racing and general safety duties at N.C.S.C. These run over 1 day but may require club members to attend more than 1 day to acquire the appropriate competencies and be signed off as eligible to undertake club safety driver duties.


Please note that a PB2 certificate is required to undertake RYA Training Course safety duties.

Although we are primarily a sailing and windsurfing club, we run powerboat training for many important reasons.

  • To enable club activities to be safe both for organised and informal sailing
  • To allow us to deliver RYA Sailing and Dinghy training
  • As part of the instructor development programme
  • To improve the overall standard of driving and rescue capability within the club
  • To raise income by running paid courses for club and external candidates

For the future we hope to increase the number of RYA Level 2 and Safety Boat Courses that are run in order to increase the overall standard and qualifications of drivers in the club.

More details on RYA site

RYA Level 1
https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/powerboat/Pages/level-1.aspx
and RYA Level 2
https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/powerboat/Pages/level-2.aspx
and for juniors
https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/powerboat/Pages/courses-for-under-16s.aspx

RYA Safetyboat  https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/powerboat/Pages/safety-boat.aspx 

10333722_702334296490807_3354041579622907775_oJunior Rib Challenge A chance for children to get have a go at learning to drive the powerboats. Please look at the RYA website for details and fill in a Junior Powerboat Application Form 2020 to let the organisers know how many will joining in.

If you want to know more email but before doing so login and check the Members area for dates training@ncsc.org.uk

Powerboat Instructor course dates – please contact training secretary

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