RYA Powerboat Level 1 (PB1) or Powerboat Level 2 (PB2) Course?

Do I require to take RYA Powerboat Level 1 (PB1) prior to I take Powerboat Level 2 (PB2)?
What is the distinction in between the PB1 and PB2 courses?

The basic solution would certainly be no, you do not need to take PB1 very first but it is a little bit more intricate. Your experience, your mindset in the direction of the water and what you desire to achieve from your program will certainly affect your choice.

RYA Powerboat Level 1 (PB1).

Several individuals disregard this course as ‘a youngsters ‘course yet, in our point of view, it would be a blunder to do so. This year we were lucky sufficient to organize numerous courses for grownups where PB1 was specifically the best course for those people.

The awaited outcome for those taking on the PB1 program is that they will obtain a standard understanding of powerboating. Furthermore, they will certainly be able to take the helm under guidance. It is billed as the ‘Start Powerboating’ course as well as is wonderful for those that:.

have actually possibly never been on the water,.
plan to crew rather than be captain but need to know a few fundamentals.
intend to have a little extra time to master skills.
fidget as well as desire a subtle loosened up strategy to learning.
desire to have an experience day finding out something new however aren’t certain whether boating will certainly be a big attribute in the future.

Although the training course is a full day we have a tendency to run to a slightly much shorter day (possibly 9.30– 4.30) to keep individuals engaged as well as leave feeling certain instead of worn down! We also occasionally utilize a smaller watercraft for a PB1 training courses if we think that will certainly assist confidence.

Additionally, young people can take this program. They may take it from the age of 8 although we have a tendency to recommend that if they are attending a youngsters-only program that they possibly wait till age 10 unless very eager about the water. We do obviously welcome young people on courses with their moms and dads or grandparents as well!

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PB2).

For several individuals this can be the very first step on their route to powerboating. Particularly pertinent to those that are confident, have actually possibly been boating before with pals and that intend to be the Skipper on board their boats.

The training course is currently referred to as Powerboat Handling which is a great reflection of the topics covered. For the bulk the course is attained within the 2 days yet there will be a few occasions where we require to designate a little added time.

Much of our students do begin at Level 2 even where they haven’t been on the water previously, but they do so understanding that it is an extensive and also relatively fast lane two days. Obviously, we are always pleased to set up added time if needed as we want you to leave not only with a Certificate but additionally feeling great. At the end of your Level 2 program you need to feel great in taking a watercraft out by yourself (or Helming a boat) in daylight, calm conditions and also in familiar waters.


PB1 and also PB2 comply with a similar course framework however the requirement which requires to be obtained will vary. At PB1 you will undertake manoeuvres under the direct guideline of our Instructor.

Hopefully this brief intro will certainly assist direct you towards the appropriate program for you. Please do just provide us a call to talk concerning the most effective choice. Many grownups will start at PB2 however do not be delayed PB1 if you really feel added time would develop confidence.