Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment - General
The RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment is a mandatory requirement ahead of all Powerboat Instructor courses.
1/2 day for each group of 3 attendees. If we have 6 attending then one group will go afloat in the morning and another in the afternoon with an overlap at lunchtime to address the theory element of the assessment.
Instructor – student ratio
3 students to 1 Powerboat Trainer per boat.
Those over the age of 16 can attend the assessment.
For those attending the RYA Powerboat Instructor course with us the cost of the assessment is £80. If you are not attending the course with us the assessment is £150.
You can attend a pre-assessment at any time up to 6 months before your course. Assessments are always scheduled the day before a instructors course for those that can’t get to the centre ahead of the course. We are usually happy to schedule dates for assessments to suit your diary.
Candidates for the pre-assessment will be expected to demonstrate competence in
- Hold off a mark
- Pick up and secure to a buoy
- Moor alongside up/downtide
- Turn using warps
- Turn in a confined space
- Recover a man overboard (dummy)
- Stop and start the engine
- Planing speed runs including figure 8 and ‘U’ turns
- Theory including charts, tides, buoyage, colregs and pilotage
You can read the RYA Guidance Notes for the Pre-assessment here – RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment
To read more about the RYA Powerboat Instructor course visit the main course pages – RYA Powerboat Instructor
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