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RYA Powerboat Level 2

boat - Up to 3 people


Complete your Royal Yachting Association Powerboat Level 2 course on Southampton Water and the Solent with the team at Southampton Water Activities Centre.

What is the course all about?

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations. This course also works on your launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring and leaving and coming alongside.

What will be my ability after the course?

You'll be a self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations and those of craft.

What boats will I learn in?

We're proud to deliver our Powerboat Level 2 courses in our Ribeye 7.8m and Valiant 6.2m RIBs and our courses operate within the River Itchen, River Test, River Hamble, Southampton Water and The Solent.

What certification will I receive?

We'll issue an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Coastal Certificate upon successful completion of the course. You will need to provide a current Passport Photo of yourself, please bring this with you on day 1 of the course.

Why Learn To Powerboat at SWAC?

  1. Our courses are led by friendly, passionate and qualified RYA Instructors
  2. We offer courses suitable for adults, children, groups and those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities - anybody can learn new skills
  3. We have a variety of brilliant quality powerboats - allowing us to deliver a diverse range of courses
  4. All specialist kit is provided – including lifejackets
  5. Coastal waterproof tops and trousers are also available – just in case the British weather is determined to get you wet!

Please Note:

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are offering COVID Secure activities to the public.

To ensure that we can provide a safe environment for all participants and our staff, we are implementing the following procedures;

  1. We ask that you not attend if you, or anyone in the household, are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  2. We will coordinate all activities so you will join your group straight away after sign in.
  3. We will ask all participants to wash their hands upon arrival, in between activity sessions and prior to eating.
  4. We will offer activities that do not require high physical support / physical contact.
  5. We will be deep cleaning twice daily as a minimum standard.

What to bring

Meals & Refreshments

Participants should bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, lunch can be purchased from nearby shops and restaurants.

Hot drinks and water are available from the Centre.


We suggest leaving expensive valuables at home or in the car.


What’s included?

  1. Offshore Coastal Waterproofs
  2. Life Jackets

What you need to bring:

  1. Closed-toe shoes (essential)
  2. Warm Clothing
  3. thick socks, gloves, warm hat during winter months
  4. Sun cream

*Please bring a Passport photo of yourself*

This is essential for your certificate.


All participants must be aged 12+.

There are no pre-requirements for this course.


The itinerary for the day will vary depending on your instructor and the weather conditions, however will usually include:

09:00 – Arrive at SWAC to sign in for your course and meet your instructor

09:30 – Sessions start

12:30 to 13:30 – Break for lunch

13:30 – Afternoon sessions commence

16:00 – Finish sessions afloat and de-rig

16:15 – Debrief and get changed

17:00 – Depart


Full refund if cancelled 21 days prior to the commencement date

If cancelling a booking more than 21 days prior to the activity commencement date, alternative dates, course credit or a refund can be offered. For some cancellations an administration fee may be charged. Cancellations within 21 days are charged at the full rate and non-refundable.

Cancellation of any booking must be made in writing. For cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice, please contact the venue direct by telephone. Please familiarise yourself with our full booking Terms and Conditions by clicking here.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity is still taking place, refunds & rescheduling will only be provided under special circumstances. We look forward to seeing you at your sessions. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with a member of the team.

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£249.99 per person

Thu 9th - Fri 10th Dec
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 3 spaces left
Sat 11th - Sun 12th Dec
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 3 spaces left
Thu 16th - Fri 17th Dec
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 3 spaces left

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