WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE POWERBOAT ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
To train existing RYA Powerboat Instructors in the techniques needed to enable them to deliver the higher level courses. Successful candidates become qualified to:
- Instruct the RYA Powerboat Tender Operator Course
- Instruct the RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course
- Instruct the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course
- Prepare MCA Advanced Power Cert. of Competence Exam Candidates
- Deliver off-site, own-boat tuition for all levels
- Become an Advanced Powerboat Centre Chief Instructor
HOW LONG IS THE POWERBOAT ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
2 days including 1 evening
DAY 1 HOURS
- Day 1 Start Time- 0915
- Day 1 Finish Time- approx 4 hours after dusk (2030 in December, much later in June)
DAY 2 HOURS
- Winter – 0915 to 1600
- Summer – A shorter day, as we will have covered more of the syllabus the preceding day
WHAT PRE REQUISITES ARE THERE FOR THE RYA POWERBOAT ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
- Minimum Age 18
- RYA Powerboat Instructor
- RYA First Aid
- RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate
- MCA/RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (or YM Coastal or Offshore Power CoC)
- RYA Short Range Certificate (or higher GMDSS certificate)
- RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased (or equivalent knowledge)
- Experience of putting the above knowledge into practice
- Ability to demonstrate effective and safe high speed night pilotage/navigation
- RYA Member
WHAT IS COVERED ON THE RYA POWERBOAT ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
During the two days we will discuss the different techniques used to deliver the RYA Tender Operater, RYA Intermediate and RYA Advanced courses. In particular we will focus on the night exercise and on coaching methods for drivers who have existing skills.
WHAT RATIO IS USED ON THE RYA POWERBOAT ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
Two or three candidates to one trainer & boat. The RYA will not sanction 1:1 Powerboat Advanced Instructor Training.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE POWERBOAT ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
- 2 days and a night of instruction
- Use of our RIBs
- Loan of a life jacket and light
- Free (on street) parking
- Tea & Coffee
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE POWERBOAT ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
- Wet weather gear (£5 hire per day)