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This two day course provides a thorough introduction to powerboating, progressing the student from a complete novice to a competent boat handler in the calm waters of Cardiff Bay and the coastal waters of the Bristol Channel.

The course will include planing and/or displacement craft, cover launching and recovery, boat handling, coming alongside, picking up a mooring, man overboard and anchoring. Essential theory will be covered alongside the practical elements of the course.

Candidates can apply to the RYA for the International Certificate of Competence (Power Coastal up to 10M) on successful completion of the course.

N.B. Please ensure that you bring a passport photo with you when you attend the course, as this will be required to issue your certificate.



Minimum age


Prior experience required



2 days


£290 pp


9:30 - 16:30
2022/23 Dates
22 Apr / 23 Apr 9:30am - 4:30pm
20 May / 21 May 9:30am - 4:30pm
17 Jun / 18 Jun 9:30am - 4:30pm
15 Jul / 16 Jul 9:30am - 4:30pm
12 Aug / 13 Aug 9:30am - 4:30pm
16 Sep / 17 Sep 9:30am - 4:30pm
14 Oct / 15 Oct 9:30am - 4:30pm
11 Nov / 12 Nov 9:30am - 4:30pm
09 Dec / 10 Dec 9:30am - 4:30pm