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Anchor Bay

Manor Road



01322 332943

Founded 1900

RYA Powerboat Course
Courses Available

Using our fleet of RIBs with petrol outboards and displacements inboard diesel boats, we are able to offer RYA Powerboat Courses with coastal endorsements.  Also, due to our location on the river Thames, we have no speed restrictions, which allows us to teach the entire RYA National Powerboat Level 2 Course in full.  Powerboat drivers are encouraged to support all the clubs sailing and cruising activities as a way of gaining further boat handling skills and experiences.

What Equipment Do I Need For A 
Powerboat Course?
How Do I Get Started In 

Getting started in powerboating at EYC could not be easier.  If you are new to the sport of powerboat, you will need to do one of our RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses, which will be run in the tidal waters of the river Thames.

What Can I Do With A Powerboating 

Once you have done your RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course, you will be able to get out on the water and practice your driving skills by joining in with the various club sailing activities that run on weekends and during the week.

We are always looking for crew members to join in with our active programme of river trips, cruises and evening sailing sessions, all of which require a powerboat to support the sessions.   After some time out on the water, it will be time to do your RYA Safety Boat Course, which will progress your driving skills and knowledge to becoming an independent powerboat helm!

What Courses Are Available?

We start with RYA Powerboat Level 2 which covers all the elements of RYA Powerboat Level 1.  

From there you can progress to RYA Safety Boat.

>RYA Powerboat Level 2

> RYA Safety Boat Course

RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Safety Boat

These course run over two days and are available on weekends and selected weekdays.  You do not need to have any previous boating knowledge or experience to take up our courses, just a wish to get out on the water and experience powerboating!

Following the RYA National Powerboating Scheme, we offer the Nationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification.  This qualification can also lead to an Internal Certificate of Competence (ICC), which is required for powerboating overseas.  Once you have completed your Powerboat Level 2 course, we also offer the RYA Safety Boat course for qualified and experienced drivers who wish to learn how to supervise a sailing session.

The minimum age for RYA Powerboat Level 1 and 2 is 12 years old.

There is no need to purchase any specialised kit or clothing for your course as we will provide the following:

The items are recommended for your course:

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

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Instructor Training Courses

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Youth Sailing Courses EYC Sail & Powerboat School Shorebased Courses Adult Sailing Courses

Supporting RYA Publications are available to pre-order for your course.  Log books are ideal for record your process through the National Powerboat Scheme and storing your certificates.

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th March 2017

Saturday 3nd - Sunday 4th June 2017