RYA Powerboat

The Club is an approved RYA Training Centre for Power Boat Instruction and offers several levels of powerboat training from absolute novice to RYA Safety Boat. For details of the courses available see below. Although an inland lake the RYA Powerboat 2 course covers the costal requirements.  

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

  1. To enable club activities to be safe both for organised and informal sailing 
  2. To allow us to deliver RYA Sailing and Dinghy training 
  3. As part of the instructor development programme 
  4. To improve the overall standard of driving and rescue capability within the club 
  5. To facilitate our member’s wider boating experience 
  6. To raise income by running paid courses for club and external candidates 

Adrian Jones is our Chief Power Boat Instructor but is helped by a Team of RYA Powerboat Instructors. 

Proposed Powerboat Courses
RYA Safety Boat (Chargable)16 & 23rd Jan 2022
Club Safety Boat Course (Free members only)13th & 26th March – book through training
Powerboat Instructor CourseApril 2022 – we are likely to have a couple of spaces for external candidates on this course
RYA Powerboat 2 course30th April & 1st May 2022
£200 non members, £120 members
RYA powerboat 2 course14 & 15th May 2022
£200 non members, £120 members
RYA powerboat 2 course23rd & 24th July 2022
£200 non members, £120 members
RYA powerboat 2 course10th & 11th Sept 2022
£200 non members, £120 members

The courses run at N.C.S.C. are: 

RYA Level 1 Start Powerboating: 
A one-day (8 hour) course with a minimum student age of 8. Primarily aimed at younger sailors to introduce them to safe Powerboating. No prior powerboat experience is required RYA course description

Level 2 Power Boat Handling: 
This is a two-day (16 hour) course (which incorporates RYA Level 1) with a minimum student age of 12. The successful candidate is awarded an RYA PB2 licence and an adult is eligible to apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for Motor Craft. No prior powerboat experience is required. 

A PB2 licence 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 Course Description

RYA Safety Boat : 
This is a two-day (16 Hour) course which gives instruction in safety work on the water. An RYA Level 2 Powerboat licence is a necessary pre-requisite to undertake the course. An RYA Safety Boat licence is an essential requirement for senior instructors. RYA Course Description.

N.C.S.C. Club Safety Boat courses These are each 1–day (2 days total) 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 each 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. In addition, existing drivers are welcome to attend for refresher training 

Enquiries are welcome and should be directed to training@ncsc.org.uk or ryapowerboat@ncsc.org.uk   

Powerboat Instructor course dates and prices  new intend to run an April course in 2022.

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