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This advanced powerboat driving course will provide you with the confidence and skills to undertake more challenging day and night time coastal passages. During the course you will cover navigation at planning speed, weather and other aspects of skippering a powerboat, as well as undertaking a night time passage.

Key learning points: Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibilities as a skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations and night cruising.

Clothing and Equipment: Plas Menai will provide coastal waterproofs, however please bring with you warm clothes including a hat and gloves, wellies and a head torch (for the night navigation exercise)

Commercial Endorsement – This certificate cannot be commercially endorsed. If you require the commercial endorsement you will need to go on to complete the Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competent (exam). If you wish to undertake the exam please get in touch via or call bookings on 0300 300 3113 and we will endeavour to organise a date.

Recommended Reading 

RYA Powerboat Logbook (G20) 

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Course Information

Duration: 2 Days

Time: 0915-1700

Minimum Standard: Skills up to RYA Intermediate Powerboat level, knowledge of navigation up to at least Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory level. It is also strongly recommended that you hold a valid first aid certificate and VHF Radio Operators Licence

Minimum Age: 17 yrs. 

Anyone under the age of 18 years must have a Parental Consent form completed and signed by a parent/guardian - this must be handed in to reception on arrival during registration, without this form participants will not be permitted to take part.

Passport Photo: This is required for the issue of your certificate

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