As part of the club’s continuing desire to improve safety on and off the water, Powerboat Level 2 and Safety Boat courses have again been arranged for this year.
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - PB2 (Saturday and Sunday): April 2nd and 3rd.
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - PB2 (Saturday X 2): April 30th and May 2nd.
RYA Safety Boat(Saturday and Sunday) - must have a PB2 : October 8th and 9th.
COURSES COST JUST £40 each! an equivalent course at a commercial centre is over £250
Learn to handle a power boat safely
Learn close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations
We strongly encourage all members who have not done the Powerboat course to decide when to do it (not whether to do it…)
This is a really good course that teaches how to safely drive a powerboat – not just at IBRSC but anywhere. Great refresher for those who have driven boats but don’t have the formal qualification and perfect for newer sailors. The RYA qualification is well recognised if you want to hire a boat on holiday, and if you ever need assistance from a safety boat it’s helpful if you understand what the power boat is doing.
We would really like every member to know how to drive a power boat as well as how to sail, and ideally then go on to do the Safety Boat course (which is a lot of fun and teaches how to rescue boats and people). PB2 is a basic course that anyone can easily do to learn how to be safe in a power boat.
This course is only open to members. You are welcome to become a member to do this course, please note there is a duty commitment in becoming a member.
These courses are incredibly good value.