RYA powerboat courses


We offer Royal Yachting Association (RYA) powerboat certification in association with Releasing Potential Sailing Academy.

Releasing Potential is a provider of high quality powerboat courses. Learners are given a positive individual experience from booking through to course completion. We have accrued over seventeen years of experience delivering training on the water through our work with Releasing Potential School and Releasing Potential Sailing School.

RYA Powerboat Levels 1-2

RYA Powerboat Level 2 is a two-day entry level course, and provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat. Level 2 certification is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. The course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly. We will cover: launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, and man overboard.

Prior knowledge of learning is not required, but the course may be taken directly after an RYA Powerboat Level 1 course. If you are unsure at which level to start, please contact us and we can discuss your requirements. Minimum age for certification is 12 years, and endorsed certificates will be issued to learners between 12-15 years of age. Once the course has been completed learners will be self-sufficient in power boating in the right conditions, aware of their own limitations and of those of craft.

All our courses are run on our 4.9 metre Valiant DR490 powered by a Yamaha 60hp four stroke engine. We offer the following courses:

  • RYA Powerboat Level One £225.00
  • RYA Powerboat Level Two  £225.00

Our powerboat course prices are inclusive of fuel, moorings, RYA handbooks (where applicable) and free use of waterproofs.

Through the Releasing Potential Sailing Academy, we can also offer RLSS Water Safety Level 1-3 courses. For more details about the range of courses on offer, call the Releasing Potential head office on 023 9247 9762.

Emsworth Outboards
Emsworth Yacht Harbour
Thorney Road
PO10 8BP 

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 

Saturday - 10am-1pm

 01243 374125