RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course

The RYA Intermediate Powerboat course is the next step along your powerboat journey. This course is developed to extend your knowledge and understanding how to manoeuvre a powerboat in varying tides and conditions.

The course also focuses on more in-depth pilotage and passage planning for those longer costal trips whilst using charts and onboard chat plotters. At the end of this course, you will be confident to plan, prepare and take a longer costal passage. 


Course Duration


Course Cost



Bi-monthly, see calendar


Training on a Powerboat

Course Pre-Requisites 

Boat handling to the standard of the Level 2 Powerboat Handling course. Knowledge to the level of RYA Day Skipper Theory is recommended. It is also strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operator’s certificate.

The minimum age is 12, any under 18s will need a parent or guardian present on the course.  

What is covered?

RYA Intermediate Powerboat

Passage planning

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Tides & tidal curves

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Man overboard in varying conditions

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Pilot into unknown port by day

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Varying mooring techniques

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And much, much more….

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Why choose Trafalgar for your training journey?

  • Full use of brand new Musto offshore sailing clothing. 
  • Full use of brand new Spinlock lifejackets. 
  • Luxury on-site showers
  • On-site Beach Hut Café 
  • Free WIFI access
  • Free parking
  • Central location off M27
  • Great views of Portsmouth Harbours and its heritage sites
  • On completion of your course, enjoy exclusive Trafalgar discounts on Musto Clothing and Spinlock Safety Equipment. 
“Yesterday will go down as one I remember for a long time, as I now feel ready to go solo, thanks to your excellent instruction and the luck imbued on me by that disgusting seagull.”

Martin Ireland

Trafalgar Group
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