Dell Quay Sailing Club is certified as a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre

Powerboat Course schedule

Courses are open to DQSC members only!

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RYA Powerboat Level 2

Consolidating skills and trying new ones

Assumed knowledge


May be preceded by Level 1

Minimum duration 2 Days
Minimum age

12 (RYA minimum, but please see note below for DQ)

Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate.

Course content
  • Personal safety equipment and equipment to be carried in a powerboat.
  • Launching and recovery.
  • Slow speed manoeuvring.
  • Manoeuvring in a confined space.
  • Leaving and coming alongside.
  • Anchoring.
  • Man overboard recovery.
  • Towing and being towed.
  • Securing to a mooring buoy.
  • Planning speed manoeuvring.
  • Day time pilotag.
  • Theory
Ability after course

Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

Able to helm club safety boats under the guidance of someone with RYA Safety Boat course for safety boat duties



19th/20th February 2022 Fully booked
19th/20th March 2022Fully booked

12th/13th November 2022
10th/11th December 2022


4th/5th February 2023
11th/12th March 2023



Booking moving to SCM in a week or so, call back soon for the new link



RYA Safetyboat Certificate

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities

It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

Assumed knowledge

Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers

RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course

Minimum duration 2 Day
Minimum age

16(RYA minimum, but please see note below for DQ)

Course content
  • Preparation
  • boat handling
  • dinghy rescue
  • windsurfer rescue
  • kayak or canoe rescue
  • towing
  • end-of-day procedures
  • safety
  • suitability of craft
  • communication
  • rescuing other water users
Ability after course Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing


19th/20th February 2022
19th/20th March 2022  Fully Booked
12th/13th November 2022
10th/11th December 2022



4th/5th February 2023
11th/12th March 2023




Booking moving to SCM in a week or so, call back soon for the new link


Please Note:

  • The cost of each course is £50 per person which includes all course publications and a certificate. You may also be required to provide a passport photo for some certifications.
  • Candidates must be aged 18 and over. However, applications will be accepted from club members aged 15 years and over who require Powerboat Level 2 as part of their professional development working towards Dinghy Instructor.
  • If the course is indicated as a multi-day course candidate’s must attend all days.
  • The Club requires members to hold a minimum of Safety Boat certificate in order to perform Club Safety Boat Helm duties.
  • Applicants are prioritised with those members going on to become Instructors and those needed for the safe operation of the race programme receiving priority.


The Galley will almost definitely not be operating although you will be able to make Tea's and Coffee's so please come with a packed lunch, some milk if you take it and a £1 coin for the electricity meter as the sail loft can get a little chilly.


Please check back regularly as further courses may be added throughout the year

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