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Close Quarters Powerboat Handling Day

Get confident in the marina and beyond with some coaching on your close quarters manoeuvres. A non-certificate course for those who already hold RYA Powerboat Level 2. This course is very practical, spending almost the whole day afloat, and focussing on real life scenarios. The exact content of the day will be tailored to the attendees, but will focus on becoming more confident handling a powerboat in tight situations. The days are run by a qualified and experienced RYA Powerboat Instructor.

Course Information


As these days are non-certificate and tailored to the participants, the following is an example of what might be covered on the day:

  • Refresher on PB2 skills

  • Marina berthing, including more challanging berths e.g. berthing in astern

  • Taking into account wind and tide when manouvering 

  • Practical problem solving challanges

Working towards

No certificate, this day is aimed at those who already hold RYA Powerboat Level 2 but would like some further coaching on close quarters manoeuvres


  • RYA Powerboat Level 2

  • Age 12+

Course length

1 Day

Course times

9:30am - 5:00pm

What do you need to bring?

  • Warm layers

  • Tough boots or shoes, ideally waterproof

  • Lunch (kettle and microwave available)

What do we provide?

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Buoyancy aid

  • Warm drinks and biscuits during the course

Maximum teaching ratio

3 students per instructor



Any questions? Send us an email at

Course Dates and Booking


None of the dates below suit? Register your interest in a course here, and we will send you an email when new dates are scheduled. We can sometimes arrange extra dates for courses where there are multiple students interested, send us an email at

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