The RYA’s National Powerboat Scheme is for those who use small, open powerboats for leisure or work, whether for their own sake or in connection with another activity such as sailing, diving or rescue. The scheme comprises a series of practical courses which can be complemented by our navigation courses. Courses are designed to increase knowledge and experience and will leave students confident to handle small boats in tidal waters.
We specialise in practical powerboating courses for students of any ability or experience. All courses take place over one or two days and at least 80% of the course takes place on the water. Some supporting theory is included in the courses and can be built on using the RYA Shorebased programme.
We provide the boats, lifejackets and refreshments. You will need to bring a pair of wellies, plenty of warm clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers.