RYA IWHC – £240.00 per person
This course is for anyone wanting to cruise the UK’s inland waterways or Europe’s extensive network of lakes, rivers and canals. It deals specifically with the requirements of the inland boater, whether they be a narrow boat owner or cruiser enthusiast.
It assumes no prior knowledge and so is ideal for the first timer, yet the more seasoned boater will learn plenty of tricks of the trade and tips to make their boating safer and more enjoyable.
It is a hands-on course with minimal theory and is not only an opportunity to learn new skills but also a fun day out!
This is a two-day course and can be taken either on Somerset Boat Centres boat ‘Somersun’ or on your own boat.
Cruising the inland waterways is great fun for all ages, and children can participate in all aspects from driving the boat, operating the locks and navigating. The youngest that children can take this course is 12 years old. For further reading Canals and River Trust run a website for children to learn all about the inland waterways of the UK.
RYA PB1 – £110.00 per person
‘Give yourself peace of mind that your children have the basic skills to keep themselves safe on the water’. SBC, Chief Instructor Phil Murphy.
This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.
‘A one-day introduction to power boating. Ideal for the kids to be safe on the water’
This is a great course for children to become familiar with basic boating especially if they are using tenders, small ribs etc on holidays.
Requirements & Outcomes
Assumed knowledge: None
Ability after the course: Able to drive under supervision
RYA PB2 – £210.00 per person
This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving, and collision regulations. The course is taken inland and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
When applying for an ICC please note:
Coastal Powerboat Level 2 you can apply an ICC for coastal waters and power up to 10m.
Inland Powerboat Level 2 you can apply for an ICC for Inland waters and power up to 10m as long as you successfully complete a CEVNI test.
Requirements & Outcomes
Assumed knowledge: None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Power boating
Ability after the course: Self-sufficient power boater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft