RYA Powerboat Level 2 on the Thames from Tower Bridge

From £ 450

Shadwell, London

RYA Powerboat Level 2 on the Thames from Tower Bridge
Minimum age: 12
Shadwell, London
Max. group size: 3
Cancellation: Custom
From £ 450

Activity Highlights:

Become a competent powerboat driver with our RYA Powerboat Level 2 course, and take in London’s iconic views whilst you learn! We specialise in powerboat courses in London, leveraging over 50 years of combined experience. Our team is dedicated to delivering top-tier instruction on the iconic River Thames. Join us as we navigate London’s waters with expertise and provide you with the skills and knowledge essential for safe powerboat handling.

Key Details

  • Experience Required: None required – Level 1 Start Powerboating is a good precursor, but not a requirement to join Powerboat L2
  • Duration: 2 days – Saturday & Sunday
  • Minimum Age: 12 years (candidates under 16 will receive an endorsed certificate)
  • Course Content: Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard
  • Certificate Issuing Criteria: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of the craft
  • Format: Predominantly practical, on the water, with some classroom elements

Key Skills

During the course, you’ll develop essential powerboating skills including:

  • Low-speed close-quarters manoeuvring
  • Man overboard recovery techniques
  • Introduction to driving at planing speed
  • Boat handling and seamanship
  • Launching and recovery
  • Securing to a buoy and anchoring
  • Leaving and coming alongside safely

What to Expect

Our RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is conducted in our comfortable XS650 Rib, ‘Raptor’. Over two days, you will receive both practical and theoretical instruction designed to enhance your powerboating abilities. You’ll practice manoeuvring, safety procedures, and gain confidence in handling a powerboat under various conditions.

We generally run our sessions on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning at 9am each day.

For those interested, we offer bespoke mid-week courses for £1,400. Please enquire for more details. Please note that a minimum of 2 out of 3 available slots need to be booked for the course to be viable.

Location

Located near the iconic Tower Bridge, our training centre offers convenient access to the River Thames. This prime location allows you to explore London’s landmarks from a unique perspective while honing your powerboating skills. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, our course provides an unforgettable experience amidst London’s vibrant waterways.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old (candidates under 16 will receive an endorsed certificate)
  • Experience: No prior experience required, though Level 1 Start Powerboating is beneficial
  • Equipment: All necessary equipment is provided. Additional items such as spare footwear and food will be highlighted in the pre-course information.

Why Choose Us

We pride ourselves on offering a personalised and hands-on training experience. Our instructors are seasoned professionals with extensive knowledge and a passion for powerboating. With over 50 years of combined experience, our team ensures a comprehensive learning experience tailored to your needs. We’re committed to delivering exceptional training that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Join us and experience the thrill of powerboating on the majestic River Thames. Book your RYA Powerboat Level 2 course today and start your journey towards becoming a confident and competent powerboater.

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What's Included:

  • Practical and theoretical instruction
  • Use of our XS650 Rib, ‘Raptor’
  • All necessary safety and boating equipment
  • Spinlock lifejackets & Helly Hansen waterproofs 
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 certification (upon successful completion)
  • Access to iconic River Thames training locations
  • Comprehensive pre-course information

What's Not Included:

  • Spare footwear (bring your own)
  • Meals and snacks (bring your own)
  • Travel to and from the training centre
  • Accommodation (if needed)
  • Personal clothing appropriate for weather conditions

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will require roughly 16 hours of tuition, so both days will be near enough to 8 hours long, starting at 9am.

We aim to teach as much as possible outside of the classroom. Depending on the weather, we will be out for most of the course. Dress appropriately!

When you pass your course, you are enabled to apply for your ICC through the RYA. If you attend & pass a course, you will be informed on how to do so on the final day.

We have a strict limit of 3 students per course. 

If you do not complete the course then it will not ever be a fail. Provided you have completed the full 16 hours, we will provide an action plan.

You can come in another time to for further practise. One of our highly experienced instructors will make it clear as to what is left to be completed!

The first hour will be free. If you need more than 1 hour extra tuition, then it will be a reduced cost of £40 per hour thereafter.

Please note, this is not a common thing, with most of our students passing at the end of the two-day course.

Our high-quality Spinlock lifejackets and Helly Hansen waterproofs will be provided for free!

Lunch is not provided we are afraid. If you do have a packed lunch, we will have a microwave to heat up your food and a fridge. Alternatively, there is an abundance of shops nearby to grab a local bite.

Yes. If you would like to spend a couple of hours all the way up to a full day to try it out before you partake in the full course, then we can provide that. Please contact us to discuss. 

At this current time, we do not provide charters of our RIBs. We do however provide Extra Tuition. One of our instructors has to be in the boat at all times during operation. Please get in touch for more information. 

We do not have parking available unless you are a blue badge holder. If you are, please contact us when you book, so we can arrange parking for you!

Nevertheless, we have Shadwell Station (Overground & DLR) & Wapping Station (Overground) within close proximity of us.

We have Shadwell Station (Overground & DLR) & Wapping Station (Overground) within close proximity of us.

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  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
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  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
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  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule courses due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather or insufficient enrollment. In such cases, clients will be offered an alternative date or a refund of the course fee.

Any alteration to a booking by you is subject to a £30 administration fee.

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Between 14 & 28 days: 50% refund & no change of date.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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