Advanced Powerboat Course Dates in 2015-2016
From October 1st 2015 till December 31st 2016 we are running the Advanced Powerboat Course in Glasgow, Scotland every Saturday and Sunday. However if you require an Advanced Powerboat Course on weekdays we are happy to run one for you on dates that suit.
The Advanced Powerboat Course is ideal for anyone with a power vessel that wants to venture further, or wants to go out at night. It is an essential course for anyone looking to pass the Advanced Powerboat Commercial Examination. An exciting part of the Advanced Powerboat course is a night navigation passage
Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Yachtmaster shore based certificate.
What Do We Do Thatís Different On The Advanced Powerboat Course?
Although we are allowed to take a maximum of 3 students per boat out on the water, we prefer to take 2 students per boat per instructor on the advanced powerboat course thus allowing each student maximum time as skipper on the advanced powerboat course. We find that is crucial for achieving the skills necessary on the advanced course.
We promise not to cancel an advanced powerboat course if some students fail to turn up even if this means that you are on the course on your own! Few training centres have this policy
Cost of Advanced Powerboat Course : £270
Aim Of The Advanced Powerboat Course: To teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planing or displacement powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters with which the candidate may be familiar. The ratio of students to instructors should not exceed 6:1 (using two boats). The course will be conducted on a planing or displacement (if that is your preference) powerboat with lights conforming to the IRPCS. Students must wear a minimum 150 Newton lifejacket with a DoT approved light for the night exercise.
Information regarding shorebased certificates.
It is recommended that you hold a first aid certificate and a VHF operator certificate.
Duration: 2 days including a night passage
Minimum age: 17Practical
Preparation for sea
Steering to transits and in buoyed channels. Turning in a confined space. Berthing in various conditions of wind and tide. Picking up and leaving a mooring buoy
Passage making and responsibility as skipper
*XTE - cross track error, SOG - speed over ground, COG - course over ground, BTW - bearing to waypoint, DTW - distance to waypoint