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Powerboat Level 1 and 2 courses and ICC assessments in Menorca Mediterranean

RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 ICC Courses & Assessments

RYA Power Boat RIB Courses in Menorca with Menorca CruisingMenorca Cruising can now offer powerboat Level 1 & 2 courses in Mahon, for those wishing to learn how to use a small powerboat safely and for those wishing to charter a small boat in Menorca or other Mediterranean countries where a qualification is needed.

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Powerboat Level 1 Course in MenorcaPowerboat Level 1
A practical one day course introducing the student to powerboat handling and safety in a coastal environment. No previous experience or knowledge required. It covers preparing the boat, terminology, safety items required and safety procedures, engine pre start checks, coming alongside and picking up a mooring buoy. There is also an introduction to the basic theory and the requirements for level II.

The certificate issued will be endorsed for coastal waters and for handling powerboats under supervision. Candidates under 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate appropriate to their age.

Duration: One day course

What is included:

  • All fuel
  • Start Powerboating Handbook
  • Licence

Fees

€350 per person

One to One Tuition €495


Powerboat Level 2 / ICC Courses in Menorca and the MediterraneanPowerboat Level 2 / ICC
This is a two day course intended to teach the skills required to drive a powerboat in daylight hours and coastal waters. It assumes a knowledge of that to Powerboat level I. It also allows you to obtain the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) which is required to charter a powerboat/RIB in Spain and many other European countries.*

The training will include many boat handling skills including close quarter handling, man overboard recovery, picking up a mooring buoy, high speed manoeuvres, anchoring and control of the boat in a sea. Some theory is also taught but it is assumed that you have a knowledge of terminology and conduct with regard to other vessels in confined waters.

Duration: Two day course

What is included:

  • All fuel
  • Start Powerboating Handbook
  • Photo ID Licence

*To be eligible for the ICC you must be: a British national or resident, a national of the USA or Canada or a national of any country that is not a member of UNECE.

Fees

€495 per person

One to One Tuition €750

Powerboat Level 2 Assessments in MenorcaIf you already have experience of driving a powerboat to the equivalent of at least one full season´s powerboat handling you can complete a one day Direct Assessment. Candidates must demonstrate the theoretical knowledge required for level II by satisfactorily answering questions on subjects such as the IRPCS rules 5, 7, 8, 9, 12-18 and buoyage. The candidate will be asked to demonstrate practically a series of manoeuvres such as turning using warps, man overboard, planning ´s´ turns and securing to a buoy. This is not a course but an assessment. Please discuss with us your experience before booking.

Duration: One day assessment

What is included:

  • All fuel
  • Start Powerboating Handbook
  • Photo ID Licence

 

Fees

One to One Assessment €495


RYA Powerboat Level 2 Syllabus

Aim: To teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats.

Launching and recovery
Use of a trailer or launching trolley
Consideration of launching and sea conditions, including hazards and obstructions
Number of persons required to launch/recover
Construction, width and condition of slipway
Steep/slippery slipways, beach launching, lee shores
Care of trailer bearings, hitch, lashings, ties, lights and winch
Trailer parking
Prepare the boat, lines, fenders, safety equipment, fuel tanks, lines and secure gear on board

Boat handling

Loading: effect on handling and performance, effect on balance and trim, CE Plate and manufacturer's recommendation
Displacement boats: handling ahead and astern, carrying way
Crew members: minimum number in high speed craft, keeping a look-out
Awareness of other water users, including effect of wash
Steering, controls, effect of current or tidal stream
High speed manoeuvring: planing, trim tabs and power trim
Planing boats: propeller angle and immersion, shallow drive, high/low speed handling, tiller/console steering
Carry out pre-start checks, engine starting and stopping
Demonstrate the use of an appropriate length kill cord at all times
Carry out low speed manoeuvres including: turning in a confined area, effect of wind on bow and holding off. Demonstrate an awareness of the danger of flooding when going astern
Carry out high speed manoeuvres including S-turns and U-turns

Securing to a buoy
Preparation of mooring warp
Use of a boat hook
Method of approach
Crew communication
Making fast
Procedure when overshooting
Approach and secure to buoy

Anchoring
Method of approach in various conditions
Taking way off
Crew communication
Check holding
Depth of water, holding ground, scope required
Types of anchor
Stowage and attachment to boat
Preparation of anchor, chain and warp
Weighing anchor
Approach and anchor correctly
Weigh anchor correctly


Leaving and coming alongside
Preparation and use of painter, lines and fenders, attachment to boat, stowage under way
Speed and angle of approach
Wind effect
Method of approach in tidal stream or current
Make fast alongside
Use springs
Leave - ahead or astern
Man overboard
Recovery or man overboard
Take immediate action
Observe the man overboard
Carry out the correct return with awareness of propeller
Approach and recover the man in the water

Theory
Types of craft: advantages and disadvantages of different hull forms with respect to sea keeping ability
Engines and drives: advantages and disadvantages of outboard, inboard and outdrive units, single and twin screws, choice and use of fuels
Position of fuel tanks, fuel lines, batteries, wiring, fire extinguishers
Routine engine maintenance checks, basic fault diagnosis
Close down procedure
Use and limitations of GPS
Application of local byelaws, especially around commercial shipping
Sources of weather information
Awareness of other water users
Communication with other craft - hand and sound signals
Disabled craft
Emergency action, preventing sinking
Adrift - alternative means or propulsion
Towing and being towed
Fire precautions and fire fighting
Ropework
Distress signals and the Mayday call
Apply IRPCS, principally rules 5,7,8,9,12-19

Coastal
Pilotage and passage planning
CG66 Small Craft Safety Scheme
Charts, chart symbols, buoyage systems
Tides and tidal streams
Use steering and hand bearing compasses

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