Come and learn to drive a Powerboat.

Why not volunteer to join in our Rescue Team and get more practice?

View all of our Powerboat Courses throughout the year on the calendar below.

Click on the event to find more information about each course and you can also enrol on-line.

Powerboat courses are normally held on weekends or occasionally as a series of evening sessions.

All of our Powerboat Courses courses are based on the RYA syllabus with fully trained RYA Instructors in our fleet of Ribs and Fun-yaks up to 6.5m.

Please note that there are only 3 spaces per instructor and so spaces are very limited. The BYC office will respond as soon as possible to let you know whether there is space on the course. Please email alice@ballyholme.com if the course you wish to do is full up.

Please click on the links below for more information from the RYA Website

INTRODUCTION TO POWERBOATING

RYA LEVEL 2

RYA SAFETYBOAT COURSE

RYA DIRECT ASSESSMENT

RYA HONDA YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 

 

Useful Links:

Powerboating Top Tips – With Jon Kirby – Southampton Water Activities Centre 

Powerboating Launching and Recovery

How to wear a Lifejacket correctly

Basic Navigation

How to tie a Sheet Bend

How to tie a Clove Hitch

How to tie a Bowline

How to tie a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

How to tie a Rolling Hitch (Stephen Magee’s Favourite!)

What to bring:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Your RYA “Start Powerboating” Book
  • Oilskins or wetsuits…n.b. in rough weather you can get waves coming over your head!
  • Your own lifejacket or buoyancy aid from BYC
  • A passport sized photograph of yourself
  • Pack lunch and a hot drink

PRE-COURSE STUDY

You can be sent your RYA Start Powerboating Book to do some pre-course study. Please contact alice@ballyholme.com if you have a course coming up but haven’t received this yet. Also watch this video below:

 Powerboating Top Tips – With Jon Kirby – Southampton Water Activities Centre 

Powerboating Launching and Recovery

How to wear a Lifejacket correctly

Basic Navigation

How to tie a Sheet Bend

How to tie a Clove Hitch

How to tie a Bowline

How to tie a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

How to tie a Rolling Hitch (Stephen Magee’s Favourite!)

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