Powerboat Training

Annual Refresher Training

The club run safetyboat duty refresher training at the start of each season (and later in the season too) for club members who already have Powerboat Level 2. These are free of charge to members but must be booked in advance. The main Safetyboat re-familiarisation dates for 2024 are:

  • Easter Friday 29th March
  • Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

Bookings close at 2pm on the Thursday before.

RYA Powerboat Courses

YDSC currently offers two powerboat courses which lead to RYA qualifications. These courses are only open to club members. If you are not a currently a club member you can join the club for a minimum period of 3 months in order to access the course- you can do this when booking. There is a fee for these courses.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

This 16 hour (2 day) course combines Level 1 and 2 together. It is course to learn how handle a powerboat safely. No previous experience is required. Minimum age 12 years. The cost of this course is £159.

Bookings close 7 days in advance. 2024 dates:

  • Sun 31 Mar 24 – Mon 1 Apr 24
  • Sat 4 May 24 – Sun 5 May 24
  • Mon 3 Jun 24 – Tue 4 Jun 24
  • Mon 1 Jul 24 – Tues 2 Jul 24
  • Sat 27 Jul 24 – Sun 28 Jul 24
  • Tue 3 Sep 24 – Wed 4 Sep 24
  • Mon 23 Sep 24 – Tue 24 Sep 24
RYA Safetyboat Course

This 16 hour (2 day) course is only open to those who already hold a Powerboat Level 2 certificate. It is about learning how to assist other craft on the water – sailing boats, windsurfers, canoes etc. The syllabus covers things such as how to right a capsized boat, how to tow, how to help someone stuck on a lee shore. Ideal for those undertaking club safetyboat duties. The cost of this course is £129.

Bookings close 7 days in advance. 2024 dates:

  • Sat 3 Aug 24 – Sun 4 Aug 24