To train instructors to deliver the RYA Advanced Powerboat course.
This is a high level course with continuous assessment of the candidates ability to deliver all aspects of the RYA Advanced Powerboat syllabus. Candidates will take turns running sessions to deliver different parts of the Advanced syllabus including boat handling manoeuvres. In particular, a high level of background theory knowledge is required as candidates could be asked to teach aspects from the Yachtmaster shorebased course which is the recommended level of knowledge for Advanced candidates, therefore, Advanced Instructors need to be able to deliver at this level.
Candidates are assessed on their ability to create and safely run a night navigation exercise which forms a key part of the Advanced course.
One of the following Certificates of Competence:
Commercial Endorsement on the above (Advanced Instructors who do not hold a valid CE will only be able to teach RYA Intermediate Powerboat courses)
Candidates should bring a passport photograph and copies of all the pre-requisite certificates with them.Equipment and Kit Information
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.×