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RYA PowerBoat Level 2 / ICC Course + Extra Sportsboat Handling - Premium Training Course

Get the Confidence, Skills & Qualification to Dock in Tight Marinas, Navigate, Anchor, Moor & MUCH More!

Learn to skipper a powerboat, and take charge safely on passages with friends and family, or be able to hire a powerboat in the UK or abroad. You will need this 2-Day RYA PowerBoat Level 2 (Coastal/Tidal) Course if you want to be safe & legal.

You don't need to do the Level 1 first, and no prior experience is required. It's a pretty packed two-days, however, and close-quarters berthing, high-speed, anchoring, mooring, navigation, ropework, emergencies and man-over-board recovery are all part of the course, as well many other safety and operational topics such as launch and recovery are covered.

The courses are 2 Days with Arrival from 0845hrs at our LargsCentre with a max of 3 per power boat. Return is for about 1700hrs and each day is spent on board either on the Firth of Clyde & Islands or Loch Lomond.

Training takes place during the day on a teaching and continual-assessment basis so there is no exam or test. This is designed as an enjoyable powerboating experience with RYA Training.

If you want the skills and confidence to skipper a powerboat in safety, navigate, obey the rules-of-the-road, dock safely without damage or embarrassment, and have the correct international certificates, then the PowerBoat Level 2 / ICC is the standard and certificate you need to have...

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You don't need to have any prior knowledge or experience or to have done the Level 1 course. Everything you need is included, inc 2 days training, all fuel, all safety gear, RYA Handbooks and RYA Photo I.D. Licence Card Certificate & Registration. Just bring yourself, passport sized photo, outdoor jacket and a pair of trainers!

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  • -2 Days (Sat/Sun or Tues/Wed))
  • -Photo I.D. Licence Card & Registration
  • -All Safety Gear / Lifejackets
  • -RYA Handbooks

  • -RYA Membership Discount Voucher
  • -RYA Course & AdventureSail Voucher
  • -Online Navigation Course Voucher
  • -1 Year CrewList™ Membership (Volunteer on Yacht Deliveries!)

  • -NO Credit Card Charges
  • -NO Booking Fees
  • -FREE Financial Protection
  • -FREE SMS Confirmation Text
  • -FREE Cancellations / Full Refund or Changes up to 28 days prior

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RYA Day Skipper / ICC Practical Sailing Courses run every week and weekend. 5 Days/Nights Courses are Sun-Fri, or you can choose from any 3 Weekends (Fri-Sun). To book a 3-Weekends course, simply repeatedly add either 1, 2 or all 3 weekends using the 3 Weekends Booking option.

With ScotSail®, it's just a £49pp deposit to reserve your place on-board. You can cancel for a full refund of anything paid, change the dates, or the number of persons in your party, at any time up to 28 days prior to departure.

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Everything you need is included, inc 2 days training, all fuel, all safety gear, RYA Handbooks and RYA Photo I.D. Licence Card Certificate & Registration. Just bring yourself, passport sized photo, outdoor jacket and a pair of trainers!

There is FREE 24hr secure parking for all ScotSail® customers, with CCTV and manned security patrols - just approach the barrier on arrival and press the intercom button to speak with reception. Give them your name and that you are with ScotSail®, and they will let you through.

If you're not coming by car, there is very easy access by rail and air. 70% of our clients come from outwith Scotland, including England & Wales with many from Europe, Australia and other countries.

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We're RYA/MCA Professional Yachtsmen and Women, and RYA-Qualified Instructors with over 120 years combined experience. We give sound advice about what's right for you, and what's not.
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Any money you pay via or to us is held securely and separately until AFTER you have fully received the service.
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Deposits start from just £49 to secure your reservation, with balances normally due 28 days prior to departure. You'll get a free SMS and e-mail reminder too!
Free Cancellations, Changes & Refunds
You can cancel for a full refund or change the dates of your booking, at any time up to 28 days prior to departure, without having to provide a reason. There are no charges for making amendments to your reservation, e.g. changing attendees or their details.
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Every yacht, powerboat, course, cruise, skipper, instructor and charter-yacht on our platform is fully licenced, coded, insured, recognised, inspected and qualified. Guaranteed.