RYA Powerboat & Safety Boat

The Club runs RYA Powerboat L1& L2, plus RYA Safety boat courses on an annual basis:

We are committed to increasing the number of members RYA certified to assist in manning our safety boats in support of racing, events and training activities.

If a member is interested in taking one of these courses please send an email to (sail@cayc.co.uk) with contact details. Due to the weekly operational use of the Club RIBs and the availability of the Instructors these courses are usually held in early spring or the latter part of autumn season.

Recent information issued by RYA to help Safety Boat crews : — > Link RYA website

Power boat Instructors at CAYC : Richard Robinson, Colin DeFleury, Rory McKenna, John Lewis.

  • Powerboat L1 & L2 courses are provisionally proposed for Spring 2019
    • 5,6,7 April 2019 – 5 students
  • Safety Boat will also be run based upon registered interest for 2019
  • Please register interest to sail@cayc.co.uk
  • Joining instructions will then be required from those registered.
  • Download this form when advised – RYA Powerboat Safety & Medical Consent Form

Fee : £140 CAYC members / £160 RYA Members / £170 all other participants

Fee : £100 CAYC Youth Members – U18

Student/U25  Membership or Full Membership Fees are very favourable : see Link

Next course date will be issued shortly. – Please send an email to register interest.

To encourage use of the training and volunteers in the Club – there is a Safety Boat Voucher scheme. 

Adults on completing 4 support activities on Club RIB Rota – Members will receive a refund of £30

U18 who pay £100 fee will receive a Safety Boat Voucher for 2 support activities on Club RIB Rota, refund of £10




Level 1


Level 2





Pre-course experience None PBL1 Not covered at CAYC RTC Not covered at CAYC RTC Boat handling to the standard of Level 2. Level 2 certificates required
Minimum duration 1 day 2 days 2 days
Minimum age 8 12 16
Course content Boating safety, boat handling and basic theory Close quarters boat handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations Recovery techniques for various craft and fleet management afloat
Ability after course A basic understanding of powerboating Able to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day. Under 16s will have their Cert endorsed and must not operate a RIB without an experienced Adult on-board. Able to provide safety or support cover in a racing or training environment