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RYA Recognised Training Centre

HBSC is an RYA Recognised Training Centre offering the following

RYA courses to club members.

RYA Powerboat Level 1.

A one-day course providing a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats.

The course is based on both practical and theory learning.  The majority of the day will be out on the water.  No prior boating experience is required.  Minimum age for students is 8 years old and the certificate for this age  group will be endorsed so that 8 to 11 years-olds should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult who must be on board the craft.

RYA Powerboat Level 2.

A two-day course providing the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat,
including close quarters handling, planing speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision
regulations.

Upon completion, you should become a self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.  The course is based on both practical and theory learning.  The majority of the day will be out on the water in any weather conditions.  No prior boating experience is required, it is not necessary to hold the Powerboat Level 1 certificate.  Minimum age 12 yrs. (Under 16yr olds certificates are endorsed that adult supervision is required)

RYA Safety Boat.

A two-day course to introduce the techniques used in powerboats escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes, provide safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management.

The emphasis is on practical work so participants can experience and solve real problems, rather than simply discuss them.  The course is based on both practical and theory learning. The majority of the course will be out on the water in any weather conditions.  All participants must hold the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate.  Minimum age 16 yrs.

HBSC Sailing Training.

HBSC holds a number of members sailing Training days on Saturdays throughout the year for adults and juniors.
The dates are shown on the “Program” page.  These sessions are not currently RYA Training, however they do comply with RYA best practice and safety standards and are supervised by qualified RYA Instructors.

STOP PRESS!

HBSC committee has agreed to apply to the RYA to add Dinghy Sailing to its RYA Recognised Training Centre status.  This will allow us to run RYA courses and issue RYA certificates in Dinghy Sailing as well as Powerboating. We are hoping this could be in place by mid-season 2018.

If you have any questions regarding training at HBSC please feel free to contact us at training@hicklingbroad.com