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The Powerboat Training Centre is RYA recognised which is fully integrated into the Dabchicks Sailing Club. All successful candidates will be issued with a Coastal endorsed RYA certificate of competence*. (*excludes the DSC Coxswains Course)

The instructors are all members of the DSC, fully equipped and insured for the courses given and the boats used are owned by the club.

If you have any questions you would like to raise concerning the courses then please contact Rachael Humphreys

A power boat course for DSC Club members to enable them to drive a support boat for any Dabchicks event. All participants will be expected to volunteer for a minimum of one weekend event in the forthcoming sailing season. This includes boat handling, mooring, anchoring and righting of capsized dinghies, involving both theory and practical sessions on the water.

Cost: Free

Requirements: No previous boating experience required. Minimum age 16 years.

Duration: One day

Cost: £200 (£230 Non-members)

Requirements: No previous boating experience required. Minimum age 14 years (qualification subject to adult supervision endorsement until 16).

Duration: Two days

Maximum group size: 6

Basic powerboat qualification with coastal endorsement widely recognised as a level of competence dealing more comprehensively with basic boat handling skills, safety, an introduction to charts and pilotage. RYA 2 is the normal minimum boat handling qualification requirement for organisations / clubs.

Cost: £50

Requirements: Candidates must experienced powerboat helms and are able to demonstrate a good understanding of the RYA 2 syllabus.

Duration: Two hours (approx.)

Achievement of RYA 2 qualification without undertaking the training course. Involving demonstration of practical skills and passing a written examination.

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December 31, 2020
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    December 31, 2020  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Powerboat Training Team

Rachael Humphreys

Rachael Humphreys


Stewart Williams


Gordon Eckstein

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Dave Tough


Booking form can be downloaded on our downloads page, complete and return to the club for the attention of: PowerBoat School

You should enclose your deposit cheque made payable to the Dabchicks Sailing club, No deposit means no booking. These courses are very popular and we advise that you make an effort to book early. Once booked onto a course, please read the other documents for the Powerboat school.
For further information Rachael Humphreys

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