An Assessment not a course. Candidates should be competent and experienced boat handlers and come prepared to demonstrate all areas of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus practical boat handling skills. During assessment of candidates' abilities there should not be a need for any coaching, the trainers role is to observe that the candidates have enough boat handling skills to meet the required standard. Additionally the trainer will check background experience and also question the candidate about some of the theory and coastal background knowledge topics also listed in the PBL2 syllabus.
Refer to RYA G19 powerboat Instructor handbook.
Experienced powerboat driver ideally with:
After successful completion, pre entry assessment is valid for up to 1 year allowing access onto the RYA Powerboat Instructor course.
If instructor course is not taken within the year, pre-entry needs to be retaken.
Candidates must pass pre-entry before attending RYA Powerboat Instructor course, this should be considered if booking onto both courses at the same time.
There are a wide range of Instructor courses across our disciplines.
The centre will provide the dinghies, windsurfs, powerboats, yachts and indoor teaching areas required for you to perform the practical elements of the course. Pre requisites for the courses are displayed at the bottom of the Instructor Training section of the website Instructor Training
Getting wet is unavoidable on many of these courses so we will make sure you have the correct gear. A wetsuit, wetsuit boots, buoyancy aid and waterproof top is available for your use and can be dried overnight ready for the next day’s action. In addition we would request you bring garments such as swim wear, woolly hat and warm socks. Hot showers are available in the changing areas and accommodation areas so bring a towel.
For shore based courses we aim to provide the required tools and if anything specific for you to bring this will be discussed at time of booking.×
On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of centre facilities indicated.
Main timings of our day are:
Meals times. Breakfast: 0830hrs Lunch: 1230hrs Dinner: 1800hrs
All meals are served in the dining area.
Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs. Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.
Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre arranged.
If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time.×