dinghy and power boat training
Intermediate Powerboat Course
|Pre-course experience ||Candidates should be to the standard of Powerboat Level 2 with coastal endorsement.
|Assumed knowledge ||Navigation to Day-skipper standard
|Minimum duration ||2 days, approx. 09.00 - 17.00 each day.
|Minimum age ||16 years
|Ability after the course||Able to complete short coastal passages by day. e.g. Bembridge - Lymington
- True and magnetic bearings
- Bearing and distance
- Chart symbols
- Tidal diamonds and tidal streams
- Use of pilot books
- Work out tidal heights for standard ports
- Interpret Lateral, Cardinal Buoyage & Special Buoyage Systems (IALA)
- Use GPS waypoint navigation and determine Cross Track Error (XTE), Speed Over Ground (SOG), Course Over Ground (COG), Bearing to Waypoint (BTW), Distance to Waypoint (DTW)
- Boat preparation
- Passage making
- Man overboard
- Rough weatherhandling
- Power tilt and trim
- Coming alongside
- Implement IRPCS concentrating on rules, 5,7,8,9,13-17,23
|Cost ||Individual ||Group ||
|Number of persons ||1 person ||2 persons ||3 persons
|Total cost ||£350 ||£525 ||£641
|Cost per person ||£350 ||£262 ||£213.67
Ability after the course
- The Intermediate Powerboat is designed for you to plan and execute short coastal passages by day
e.g. from Cowes to Lymington, Cowes to Portsmouth or Cowes to Hamble.
- Proceed on to the Advanced Powerboat Course
- Advanced Powerboat; - Designed to be able to do longer Passages both by day and Night.
- Day Skipper Shore Base - For skippers who would like to go further we recommend the G7 Navigation Exercises.
- Yacht Master Shore base course.
- Marine Radio VHF (SRC) Short Range course The Short-Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law