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RYA Powerboat and Safety Boat

The Club runs RYA Powerboat L1& L2, plus RYA Safety boat courses on an annual basis. Min duration: 2 days

PBL2 with experience is a pre-requisite to undertaking a RYA Safety Boat course.

Both Courses are 2 days, plus an evening introduction (1830 - 2130 or 1900 to 2200) and the sessions usually start 0900 to 1700 each day.

If anyone is interested in taking one of these courses please send an email to with contact details.

  • Induction session at CAYC Clubhouse are on Friday evenings.
  • Weekend of 2 days on the water are held at Carrickfergus Marina and open water in that locale.
  • The theory sessions are held in the Marina Office - 1st Floor.

Link to Sample Induction Taster pack

An online booking with Joining instructions is required from those registered. All pre-requisites are on the Booking / Joining information.

PBL2 requires a passport size photo. Application online with DOB and payment must be completed prior to the course.

Go to the Calendar menu on this Website to select the dates of the session.

2024 - Fees for both Powerboat Level 2 and Safety Boat Courses - this includes PB Logbook, PB Manual and Certificate/ Safety Boat Handbook - Candidates who prefer E-Books, must download themselves.

The RYA Safety boat is resource heavy with additional Boats/Sailors/Instructors to create the scenarios on the water and therefore attracts a higher fee to the participants.

Powerboat L1/L2Non-MembersRYA MembersCAYC Members
Non-Members (temporary membership is included in this cost for the duration of the course).
Safety Boat Non-Members RYA Members CAYC Members
Adult £260 £240 £200
Under18 £200 £180 £160
Non-Members (temporary membership is included in this cost for the duration of the course).

Student/U25 Membership or Full, Family Membership Fees are very favourable at the Club: see Link to Membership.

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

Adult Members who have completed the course will receive a refund of £30 - if 4 support activities on a Club RIB are delivered.

U18 who pay £140 fee will receive a Safety Boat Voucher for 2 support activities on Club RIB Rota, equates to a refund of £10

Download the RYA POWERBOAT Course descriptions from the RYA Website. This covers descriptions, order of progression, requirements, age and experience

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.

Power boat Instructors at CAYC : Richard Robinson, Colin de Fleury, Rory McKenna, John Lewis, Simon Exley, Heather Foster-Sharpe, Sheela Lewis & Kate Delaney.

Powerboat L1 & L2 courses & Safety Boat will be run based upon registered interest.


Last updated 12:46 on 18 March 2024

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