Royal Yachting Association

RYA Powerboat Training Course

If you are interested in learning more about boats and boat handling skills then this RYA course is for you.The course is run over two days and based at Aldwark Activity Centre which is approximately 15 minutes from Boroughbridge, adjacent Aldwark Toll Bridge.
On the course you will develop the following skills:

  • Experience of different types of Powerboat.
  • Learn about planing and displacement by using both inboard and outboard engines. This will allow you to experience and understand the differences in the various handling characteristics.
  • Develop and perfect slow speed manoeuvres which will be covered in detail including coming alongside, mooring and anchoring as well as handling a boat at planing speeds.
  • The vast majority of time on the course is spent on the water with practical boat handling however please note thorough theory is also included in the course.

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