RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

Considered the ‘powerboaters driving license’, this two-day course will teach you every you need to know about having fun on the water, safely and confidently. 

You will be taught a wide range of skills from pre-start checks, boat safety and equipment, coming alongside, picking up a mooring, man overboard and much more. There is an element of theory throughout the course which includes rules of the road, weather and tides, chart work, passage and pilotage planning, buoyage.

Course Duration


Course Cost



FOC with Boat Club membership

Learning Style

25% shore based classroom, 75% off shore on the boat


Monthly, see calendar

Training on a Powerboat

This is a great course to “test the water” to see if you enjoy powerboating or to simply start your powerboat journey.

Course Pre-Requisites 

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

What is covered?

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Pre-start checks check icon
Boat safety & equipment check icon
Coming alongside check icon
Picking up a mooring check icon
Man overboard check icon
Rules of the road check icon
Weather & tides check icon
Chart work check icon
Passage planning check icon
Pilot planning check icon
Buoyage check icon
And much, much more…. check icon

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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