Powerboat Level 2

Provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

It aims to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.

The course can be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planing and displacement. The certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type of boat in which the training took place.

Assumed knowledge:
None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating
Minimum duration:
2 days
Minimum age:
12 (candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate)
Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard
Ability afterwards:
Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of the craft