RYA Powerboat & Safety Course Training 2022

RYA-Logo-Transparent-320pxPowerboat  SCV0819Sussex Yacht Club has been a RYA Recognised Teaching Centre for twenty five years and all the courses offered are internationally recognised, following guidelines set down by the national body for our sport.

The Yacht Club is an ideal location for both shore based theory courses and training for practical exams involving powerboats for pleasure and also for their use as safety craft supporting sailing activities.



Questions & Booking

Our training courses are administered by Paula Fox in the SYC Office

To book a course the first step is to check availability on your chosen dates with the office on 01273 464 868 (09:00 to 14:00 Mon to Fri) or you can email training@sussexyachtclub.org.uk.

Once your place is confirmed by phone or email then you need to read our terms and conditions and then complete the application form which can be downloaded here ››

If your chosen course is full, additional courses are often run as demand requires, which also goes for some RYA courses not shown on these pages; if there is something specific you want to master then please let Paula know and if enough demand is generated we will try and arrange a suitable additional course.


Power Boat Training

Power boating - RYA levels 1 & 2 (Tidal)

This course is an introduction to power boating and is run using the club safety craft. It is aimed at complete beginners and by the end of the course you will have covered all practical and theory requirements to safely pilot a powerboat in protected waters.

You will get opportunity to learn skills both on planing and displacement craft. Subject to suitable progress you will gain your powerboat level two (tidal endorsement) which enables you to apply to the RYA for your ICC (International Certificate of Competence). This is a requirement to use a power craft in Europe.

Safety Boat Course

capsizeThis is a weekend course for the experienced powerboat handler who provides safety cover for water sports activities.

Training covers rescue techniques for dinghies, canoes and windsurfers leading to the RYA Safety Boat Certificate.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Qualification or an equivalent is a prerequisite, preferably with a further season’s experience.

This course is being put on primarily for existing safety boat crews to upgrade the quality of safety boat cover for SYC dinghy racing and Sailability training, and these skippers will be given priority in booking for this course.