Picture of the fleet of RYA Sailing course sailing yachts.
Picture of the fleet of RYA Sailing course sailing yachts.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

The RYA Powerboat level 2 course is a 2 day course delivered in Gibraltar . The course covers

  • Boat launching and recovery
  • Boat Handling under power
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Basic navigation
  • Safety

The course is aimed at anyone and no previous experience is required. Upon completion of the course British, Gibraltar residents and any other non European residents can apply for an International Certificate of Competence for vessels up to 10m.


The RYA Powerboat courses are becoming ever more popular due mostly to the huge increase in rib sales.  Owning and running a rib is one of the most cost effective ways to get out on the water, running costs are low and being able to park your vessel in the back garden saves a fortune on mooring fees.


The Training Vessel

The training vessel is a Brand new 2013 Xpro Defender Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) fitted with a 115 four stroke Suzuki outboard engine and Hydraulic steering.  The vessel also has chart plotter, DSC VHF radio, depth and speed gauges.  She is fitted for safety with 4 jockey seats and complies with the RYA's latest guidelines for safety.  She is equipped with flares and first aid supplies and complies with all the local and international regulations for a commercial vessel.

Course ratio

There are never more than 3 students to one rib so you will get plenty of hands on helm training.  We cover launching and recovery of the rib as this is one of the most difficult elements. You will each have a go at launching and recovering single handed!

How do I get to Gibraltar?

You can fly directly into Gibraltar from London and Birmingham or you can fly to Malaga or Jerez and then get a bus to Gibraltar. For more detailed information visit the How To Find Us page

Is accomodation provided?

We can provide basic accommodation for £25 per night. There are also a number of hotels locally.

What to bring.

You will need a towel and normal outdoor clothes with some grippy none marking shoes, preferably deck shoes. We provide wet weather gear and life jackets.

Course Dates

We run 3 courses every week but please book weekend courses in advance as these fill up quickest.

  • Saturday & Sunday
  • Monday & Tuesday
  • Wednesday & Thursday

How to book

To book your RYA Powerboat level 2 course simply fill out the contact form below and we will call you for payment.


  • Course fee £299 per person
  • We accept most major credit cards
  • you can pay by direct bank transfer

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