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RYA training

Knoydart sea school is a Royal Yachting Association recognised powerboat school operating from the beautiful Knoydart Peninsula

The RYA powerboat scheme trains you to handle a boat in a seamanlike manner and be aware of your responsibilities to other water users

All courses are carried out in RYA and Martime Coastguard Agency (MCA) inspected vessels carrying all appropriate safety gear (including liferafts) and qualified staff. There is a maximum ratio of three students to one instructor

Train in our 7.5m Redbay RIB (Big Dipper with a 250HP outboard engine, capable of speeds up to 50 mph)

rya rib trainingThe National Powerboat Scheme

Level 1 (one day) - A practical introduction to boat handling skills. Eligibility: any

Level 2 (two days) - Provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver. This is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence generally required overseas. Eligibility: any

Intermediate powerboat (two days) - Teaches powerboating up to the standard required to complete a coastal passage by day. Eligibility: level 2 (coastal). First aid and VHF certificate are strongly recommended

Advanced powerboat (two days including one night passage) - A course for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips in small powerboats. Eligibility: level 2 (coastal), knowledge of navigation and chartwork to day skipper level, first aid and VHF certificate

rya training rib muck eigg rum canna skyeWhy not come for a three, or more, day break and take a formal powerboat qualification or just enjoy site seeing expeditions to see the seals, dolphins and whales, or the islands of Skye, Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna?


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