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Powerboat training - 2022

Powerboat Level 2 (Powerboat Handling)

Each is a two day course.

9th & 10th April 2022 (Saturday & Sunday) - 1 place left

7th & 8th May 2022 (Saturday & Sunday) - 2 places left

The Powerboat Level 2 (Powerboat Handling) course provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver at day in familiar waters.

Our coastal venue provides a great teaching environment. Expect much of the two days to be on water, with the course covering amongst other items; launching & recovery, low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, anchoring, picking-up a mooring, how to approach & leave a pontoon/jetty, collision regulations, charts, weather and tides.

The qualification also allows users to apply for International Certificate of Competence.

Trainees will spend roughly equal time helming boats fitted with steering wheel and traditional twist & go outbounds. The centre does not use displacement craft.

Requirements - None

Min Age - 16 at our venue

Duration - 2 days (9.15am to 5.00 pm)

You must be :

  • Confident in water and around water.
  • Physically fit enough to take part in the activity.

The course costs £250 Non-Members, £50 FSC Members. Includes £50 non-refundable booking fee

Please be aware that the course insurance aims to protect you from claims by others whilst on the water. It would be your responsibility to arrange for any personal liability insurance you may require.

Please use contact form or email to find out about places and obtain booking forms.

Other useful information

Should you need to cancel your attendance please email as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to others. If it is possible to fill your place from waiting-lists, you will be offered a place on another course (subject to availability) and your payment moved to that course. Occasionally Filey Sailing Club itself may need to cancel a course, should this occur effort will be made to schedule new dates, should these not be acceptable a full refund will be given.

Bad Weather / Lost Days
Instructors will tend to work around any pockets of bad weather and there should be sufficient time within the 2 days to deliver the course successfully. In the unlikely event that a course loses multiple days for bad weather then Filey Sailing Club will make efforts to provide further sailing opportunity to complete the course.

Water sports can be hazardous by their nature and participants; parents or guardians must accept that there are some inherent risks regarding potential 'bumps' and 'scrapes' which happen during the thrills and spills of fast moving activities. Filey Sailing Club has a terrific safety record and continues to be inspected and approved by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) as a recognised Training Centre. We teach to RYA recommendations and guidelines and we use qualified experienced volunteers.


During the course you will be classed as a club member and will enjoy member to member insurance that aims to protect you, as a member, from any claims from other members for items such as boat damage. However, you may wish to take out your own personal liability insurance for any recourse in respect of cancellation, curtailment or accident

PARKING: There is ample parking within 200 metres of the club at Filey Brigg/ North Cliff Country Park (YO14 9ET).

Students are advised to bring the following KIT:

  • Normal Day clothes suitable for working in a greasy engine shed,
  • Towel and shampoo for showering,
  • Wet weather kit, either Wet suit or dry suit with suitable footwear and 2 x hats (woolly for cold and baseball for hot!), If you do not have a wet or dry suit sports clothes with full waterproofs will be OK but will get wet get into and out of the boat. Bring plenty of warm clothes.
  • Sun cream, money, students are advised not to wear jewellery,
  • Life jacket or buoyancy aid (the club has buoyancy aids if needed)

Meals: Students should bring a packed lunch. The club has a small kitchen where chocolates and crisps may be purchased.Hot drinks will be provided free of charge.

LITURATURE: The course provides RYA books. Students are advised to bring a note book and pen.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Can you please bring 2 x current passport size photographs.

WEATHER REPORT / TIDE TIMINGS: Students are requested to bring to the course, each day, a short resume of the weather forecast for the day and the times of high and low water in Filey Bay.

Please contact us with any questions contact form
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Last updated 14:07 on 1 March 2022

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