Powerboat Training

At SHSC we offer powerboat training for adults as well as powerboat refreshers and safety boat training  courses

Learn how to drive
or crew a safety boat

As a volunteer-run club we need members to help crew the safety boats. Learn this new skill – it’s great fun too!

RYA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 1/2)

This course is designed to teach you the basic skills and background knowledge to become a competent powerboat driver [Members only]. No previous experience is needed. You’ll be taught in both planing and displacement craft.

The course content includes launching and recovery, boat handling at low and high speed and seamanship skills such as man overboard. Certificates at Level 1 or 2 are awarded at the end of the course at the discretion of the Chief Instructor.

The course cost for members is £75 for 2022 which  is heavily discounted when compared to commercial centres to encourage our members to gain this important qualification. This includes all training material plus online registration of the certificate.

If you want to be added to waiting list for our next PB2 course in mid 2022 please email Paul Munro who will be in touch once we have dates arranged.

The level 2 certificate is the minimum club requirement to enable members to drive club boats whilst on rescue duty. This certificate also forms the basis of the test for the International Certificate of Competence required by drivers of powerboats in many other countries.

We also include a 3-hour safety management element as an addition to the RYA course content, this session will give advice on club safety procedures and practical advice on how to manage safety whilst on duty covering both cruising and racing.

The age requirement for this course currently is a minimum of 16 years of age, there may be availability for under 16’s please contact the club for more information.

If you have driven a powerboat but have no PB2 qualification we offer a Direct Assessment half day in which you demonstrate your skills to an instructor and may be awarded the qualification.

Course Dates:

2022 - first course sold outPlease ask to be put on the waiting list for future courses

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Step 1 – Please scroll to the very bottom of this page, press the “+” button to create a ticket, click “get tickets” and then “checkout now”. Follow the instructions to complete payment and return here 

Step 2 – Complete this booking form which will be submitted automatically. And that’s about it….

If you would prefer to pay by BACS or cheque then please email Paul Munro who will make an adjustment to available tickets. 

If you have any questions please email: training@shsc.org.uk and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.

Poppy Smith

RYA Safety Boat Certificate

This 2 day course aims to introduce the techniques used in powerboats escorting racing fleets of dinghies and windsurfers, providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management. You must already hold the level 2 National PB Certificate and have subsequent driving experience in order to participate on this course. It is also strongly recommended that safety boat drivers hold a current first aid certificate.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the next course please email Paul Munro who will be in touch once we have dates arranged.

Powerboat Refresher Training

Powerboat refresher sessions are aimed at members with a PB2 qualification or who are experienced power-boaters. 

Expect to get a reminder of your ‘pre-flight’ checks, what to look out for before you even leave the shore, how to best supervise a race event etc,. as well as some (for most of us) much needed time on the water under an expert eye. 

If you’re not PB2 qualified this is a great option to have your ‘level assessed’. This could result in a PB2 certificate which help toward the club’s aim for all PB drivers offering safety cover to be PB2 qualified. 

These sessions are FREE TO MEMBERS again in 2022 although might we suggest a small donation to the club’s charity?

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the next session please email Paul Munro who will be in touch once we have dates arranged.


Rescue techniques applicable at Staunton Harold

A chance to gain an introduction to boat recovery techniques that are applicable at the club – including elements of safety management at the club when, for example, providing safety cover for club dinghy racing.

Dates / Prices TBC but if you would like to be added to the waiting list for this full day session please email Paul Munro who will be in touch once we have dates arranged and prices finalised.

PB2 Powerboat Training

Find out about our PB2 powerboat training courses

RYA Safety Boat Training

Following on from PB2 this is a great course to build your safety boat skills

Junior Powerboat Training

Find out about our RYA junior powerboat training


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