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RYA Powerboating courses

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to take any bookings for the following courses at this time.

We will update this page when we can accept bookings.

 

RYA Powerboating

We have a few different powerboating options available for you to choose from depending on what you are looking for and your age.

Cost £315.00

  • 2 day course
  • Price per person (2 minimum to run, 3 people maximum in a group)
  • For enquires please contact wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk
  • Candidates must provide a recent passport photo on the first day of the course to be able to be issued a powerboat licence.
  • Terms and conditions

 

RYA Powerboat Level 1

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This course is aimed at developing powerboating skills for those between the ages of 12 and 16 years. Course runs over two days.

Upon successful completion, candidates will be able to cover the same course content as the Level 2, but with an added caveat that drivers must be supervised. For more info on the course content, please read through PB Level 2.

 

RYA Powerboat Level 2

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You will develop basic seamanship skills in a range of different boats such as handling the craft safely in a variety of situations.

PB Level 2 will enable you to gain the International Certificate of Competence that is needed when boating abroad. It is also a requirement for most jobs involving watersports.

    • Man over aboard practice - skills and alternative techniques
    • Towing, berthing and holding off
    • High and low speed manoeuvres
    • Engine maintenance and legal requirements
    • Overview of charts, navigation, buoyage and pilotage

 

RYA Safety Boat

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The safety boat course is designed to train competent powerboat drivers in fleet rescue and the specific techniques required when rescuing a variety of small craft such as dinghies, windsurfers, canoes and kayaks. You will spend a day on the water going through different scenarios where your awareness of your driving is paramount to the effective safeguarding of people and equipment.

This is a prerequisite for any RYA Senior Instructor course.

What to bring

    • Packed lunch
    • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear
    • Note pad and pen
    • ideal for those who need to validate qualifications, for example RYA DI/BCAB Paddlesport Instructor or who are in a position of responsibility

Related courses

  • RYA First Aid course - ideal for those who need to validate qualifications, for example RYA DI/BCAB Paddlesport Instructor or who are in a position of responsibility
  • RYA coaching qualifications – interested in becoming a qualified sailing instructor?
  • Private 1:1 tuition – new to the sport? Or want to develop personal sailing/paddling skills you already have?

    Where to go

    Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
    Home Park Road
    Wimbledon
    SW19 7HX

    We recommend using public transport to get here.

    Driving

    Sat nav post code SW18 5NW takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park.

    There is a small pay-and-display car park by Revelstoke Road, but it is often full.

    Free car parking is also available at the Wimbledon Park Road entrance (sat nav SW19 6PE). It is a slightly longer walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

    For more details email wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

    During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships there is no vehicle access to Wimbledon Park for dropping off and collecting. These parking restrictions may be enforced before the start and after the end date of the championships. Please check the All England Lawn Tennis website for specific traffic restrictions.