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During your sailing or career, you are bound to encounter small open boats such as RIBs, Sports Boats and Small Launches. That is why this course is vital for learning the fundamentals of Skippering a powerboat – a capability and qualification that is invaluable on vessels carrying dinghies and tenders. Completing this course ensures you are up to the task of safely skippering these incredibly fun craft.

This course is a must for those seeking to work on Super Yachts.


Upcoming course dates:

1-2 December 2018 (FULL)

8-9 December 2018 (2 places available)

15-16 December 2018 (1 place available)

12-13 January 2019 (2 places available)

2-3 February 2019 (FULL)


For more information and pricing on this course please fill out our Enquiry Form.

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Applicable to:

• Boat Owners
• Those seeking to operate yacht tenders
• Crew members who would like to make valuable contribution
• Candidates seeking employment in the international yachting or super-yachting industry
• Anyone looking for a adventure during a visit to Cape Town

During your sailing career, you are bound to come into contact with small open boats such as RIBs, sports boats and small launches. That is why this course is vital for learning the fundamentals of operating a powerboat.
2 day course, Saturday morning until Sunday evening. You sleep on board one of our sailing yachts for the Satuday night - meals provided


Boat controls
• Throttle
• Safety trigger
• Choke switch
• Helm
• Gauges

Launching and Recovery
• Hooking up the Trailer
• Pre-driving inspection
• Launch site etiquette and inspection
• Preparing to launch
• Pre-launch inspection
• Safe launching practice and technique
• Planning the recovery
• Preparing to recover
• Safe recovery
• Securing the boat to trailer

Boat Handling
• High speed turns
• Engine trim
• Mooring alongside
• Collecting to mooring buoy and how to secure
• Emergency stops
• Getting on and off the plane

• Determining a safe anchorage
• Preparing to anchor
• Deploying the anchor and ensuring there Is a good set
• Ensuring no drag
• Swing Room

Leaving and coming alongside
• Bow to mooring
• Stern to mooring
• Alongside mooring

Man Overboard
• Recovering the man over board
• Risks to man over board
• Cold water shock
• Treatment of man over board after recovery

• Electronic navigation aids
• Waypoints
• Securing a tow
• Safe towing practice and towing.

Line handling and knots
• Coiling lines
• The bowline
• Round turn two half hitches
• Clove hitch
• Figure of 8


Types of craft
• Deep V
• Multi hulls
• Rescue craft

Engines and Drives
• Inboards
• Outboards
• Stern drives
• Shaft drives
• Jet drives
• Siting of fuel tanks
• Routine engine checks
• Shut down procedures
• Placing waypoints
• Building a route
• Accuracy
• Responsible use

Use and Limitations of GPS

International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea
• Part A
• Part B

Source of weather information
• Web based sources

Passage planning and Pilotage
• Planning the navigation for a passage
• Fuel Considerations
• Departure and arrival procedures
• Weather analysis

Personal Protective Gear(PPG)
• Life Jackets
• Clothing etc.

Personal copy of RYA Start Power boating, exercise books.
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Completion Certificate
Transport to and from the Powerboat
Meals whilst in training
Accommodation for the Saturday evening on board one of our yachts.
Your accomadation the night before and after the course.
(After booking your course our admin sends you a course program and recommended accommodation and transport arrangements)

We introduce you to the wonderful experience of high speed craft and their opperation  

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