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Multi Activity Course Information
Powerboat Courses
Minimum age 16 (due to insurance requirements)
 
Courses run from 0930 to 1700 with a maximum of 3 students to 1 instructor for Levels 1 & 2, or 6:1 for Safety Boat.  
 
Alternatively, private tuition for 1 or 2 people can be arranged at a time to suit you subject to instructor availability.  Prices on application.
 

 

RYA Powerboat Level 2
 
This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat competently.  It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. After the course you will be a self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations and those of the craft.

Duration: 2 days
Dates: 20-21 April; 29-30 April;15-16 May; 1-2 June; 24-25 June;10-11 July; 19-20 August;31 August - 1-September; 18-19 September; 25-26 October 2017
Times: 9.30am - 5pm
Cost: £240
 
 

Safety Boat Course
 
This course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.  It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.  For this course, you must have a basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers and be an experienced powerboater.  RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course.
 
Duration: 2 days
Dates/times arranged to suit. 
Cost: £240
 
 
 
Powerboat Refresher
 
If you haven’t driven for a while, here’s a chance to brush up on your skills with an experienced instructor.  Contact us to arrange a date.
 
Duration: 2 hours
Dates/times arranged to suit. 
Cost: £100
 
 
 
 
The boats we use for all courses are 5-metre, 50hp RIBs and various 15-30hp Rigiflex boats.
 
On successful completion of your course at Northampton Watersports Centre you will receive an RYA Logbook including a course certificate, providing you have reached the required proficiency level.
 


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