Powerboat Training

At SHSC we offer powerboat training for adults, including powerboat refreshers and local safety boat training

Learn how to drive
or crew a safety boat

As a volunteer-run club we need members to help ensure adequate safety boat cover

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. You’ll be taught in mainly planing craft. No previous experience is needed. Please note that this course is run for Members only.

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 lead Instructor.

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.

The age requirement for this course currently is a minimum of 16 years of age.

The course cost for members is £80 for 2024 which  is heavily discounted when compared to commercial centres to encourage members to gain this important qualification. This includes all training material plus online registration of the certificate.

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:

RYA PB2PB2_C411th & 12th Apr9.00 – 17.00
RYA PB2 [FULL]PB2_C2 [FULL]18th & 19 May [FULL]9.00 – 17.00 [FULL]
RYA PB2PB2_C32nd & 3rd Nov9.00 – 17.00

Book a PB2 Course

To book online please follow the steps below…

Step 0 – Check that a ticket is available for the course you are interested in – this can be found at the bottom of this page.

Step 1 – Complete the booking form below before moving on to Step 2.

Step 2 – Please scroll to the very bottom of this page, press the “+” button to create a ticket, click “get tickets” and then “checkout now”.

Please email  Paul Munro if you prefer to book offline.

If you have any questions please email:aileen@shsc.org.uk and we’ll happily answer them for you.

Rescue techniques applicable at Staunton Harold (Safety Boat)

A chance to gain an introduction to boat recovery techniques that are applicable at the club – including elements of safety management when, for example, providing safety cover for club dinghy racing. Total cost of the course is £25 for 2024.

Our next one day course is set for the 13th of July 2024. Places are limited so please check that there is a ticket available (scroll to bottom of this page) – Step 0.

If so please complete this booking form- Step 1.  And finally please purchase a ticket from the bottom of this page – Step 2.

If you have any problems please email Paul Munro.

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.

We do not plan to run this 2 day course in 2024. Please consider the one day Rescue techniques course above. 


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This is the ticket for the PB2_C2 course running 18th May | 19th May
£ 80.00
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This is the ticket for the PB2_C3 course running 2nd Nov | 3rd Nov
£ 80.00
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This is the ticket for the SB_C1 course running on the 13th July 2024
£ 25.00
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