Trainees who have passed their RYA Competent Crew can then do the RYA level 2 Powerboat qualification at Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre – for FREE. This is an essential and recognized qualification if you want to work in the watersports or marine industry.
It is split into three modules:
1.Powerboat driving – an instructor and three trainees will run through safety, powerboat operation, driving skills, taking about five hours.
2. High speed driving. – a larger group will travel with an instructor and assistant(s) to the high speed area on the Broads to practice planing and hgh speed turns. This may be run on Saturday mornings.
3. Understanding of tides and more safety. classroom based at OBWSC, probably during the winter.
These skills are also relevant to the RYA Watch Leader qualification, which we also offer free.
We are able to offer this training so cheap, because we do not run an office. This does mean that you will have to organise yourself. If you do not show up, or call off late, you will be barred from booking again until the end of the season.