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01322 332943

Founded 1900

What Can I Do With My RYA Level 
Powerboat Level 2 Qualification?
When Can I Go Sailing Again & What 
Is The Next Course?
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

Our National Powerboat Level 2 course is the standard entry point for anyone wanting to learn the basics of powerboating in boat handling in a safe and seamanship manner.  With no requirement for previous powerboating handling experience, the Level 2 course provides instruction in boat set, basic handling, speed control that are supported by  land-based theory sessions.  These sessions cover weather forecasting and tidal flows, allowing you to operate a powerboat vessel in tidal waters such as the river Thames.

Course Contents and Notes

This course is run over four practical water-based sessions over the two days.  Each

water-based session is supported by various theory-based short sessions, which provide the essential background knowledge to the Level 2 course.

Sailing Skills Covered:

Rigging and launching a dinghy

Crewing the boat and controlling the Jib sail

Helming controls and controlling the main sail

Tacking and gybing

Control speed, slowing down and stopping

Returning to shore and securing the boat

Harnessing the wind to make the most out of the sails

Theory Knowledge Covered:

Personal clothing and safety equipment

Introduction to weather and forecasts

Rope work and knots used on the boat

Safety procedures and what to do in an

Your you have completed your RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course, you will be able to join Erith Yacht Club as a “Prospective Member”.  This membership allows you to become a member of the club  and take part in the full programme of sailing and social activities on six separate occasions without needing to pay a fee.  As a club, we want to see all sailors join the club and an active role in all aspects of club life.  Full membership allows you to become a key holder to the club and full access to all the facilities and events taking place throughout the year.  

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Take a look at the video showing one of the many sailing events that takes place throughout the year at the club.

Once you have completed your RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course, you are welcome to join us for one of the following sailing events / activities


How Do I Register and Book Onto the
Need A Answer To A Question 
About The Course?

If you have any questions regarding the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course, please either complete the Contact Us form below and we will answer your question as quickly as possible.  Alternatively, please feel free to email

Sailing Skills Covered:

Powerboat set up and preparation of safety equipment

Use of launching trailers and winches

Launching and recovery of boats

Engine starting and stopping procedures

Basic boat handling skills and manoeuvres around other objects and boats

Mid-speed and high speed manoeuvres and boat handling techniques

Man overboard emergency procedures


Coming along pontoons and other boats

Boat mooring and securing procedures

Theory Knowledge Covered:

Personal clothing and buoyancy equipment

Weather forecasting

Tidal flows and forecasting

Rope work

Emergency equipment and procedures

Collision regulations

Communication on and off the water

Basic first aid

Courses cost £300 per person (£100 for club member) and include:

All necessary equipment and clothing

Two days full sailing instruction on and off the water

Prospective Membership to Erith Yacht Club

The next course to take up is the RYA Safety Boat Course.  This course is the ideal follow on course from Level 2 with full details available here. The next available Safety Boat Courses are

                                    To be arranged

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Club Membership

Junior & Youth Sailing

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Training Resources

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To book a place on the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course, please complete and submit the form below.