RYA Powerboat Safety Boat | Windermere

This course is aimed at those looking to provide safety and rescue cover to racing and training fleets of dinghies and windsurfers, and to provide assistance to a variety of other craft.

RYA Powerboat Safety Boat

Prior to attending the course participants must hold the RYA Powerboat Level 2. It is also useful to have some background knowledge of dinghy sailing. It is also strongly recommended that those providing safety cover hold a first aid certificate. After the course participants should be able to provide safety and rescue cover to racing and training fleets of dinghies and windsurfers, and to provide assistance to a variety of other craft. Upon successful completion of all requirements of the syllabus you will be awarded the RYA Safety Boat Certificate.


Outline Syllabus

  • Boat equipment and preparation
  • Race management duties
  • Positioning and sailing area
  • Communication with crew and vessels
  • Recovering personnel from the water
  • Entrapments
  • Methods of towing
  • Types and suitability of craft
  • Standing off other craft
  • Coming alongside under way
  • Lay and recover marks
  • Righting capsized dinghies
  • Dealing with multihull craft
  • Recovering windsurfers
  • Recovering kayaks and canoes
  • Assisting other water users

The course will be taught in a highly practical manner and supported by shore-based sessions providing essential background knowledge.


Course Prices

Number of People Price Per Person
1 £400.00
2 £325.00
3 £305.00

Prices are per person and are for a 2 day course.


What’s Included

  • Instruction by Royal Yachting Association qualified instructor
  • Maximum group size of three people
  • Protective clothing and safety equipment
  • RYA logbook (if required) and certificate


What’s Not Included

  • Personal insurance
  • Towels



The course dates show your actual activity days and the course will run from 10am to around 4.30pm each day. There will be a break for lunch at a convenient time. Please arrive at 9:45am on your first day to book into the centre.


What To Bring

  • Trainers or wellies
  • Warm clothes, hats & gloves (it can get very cold on the lake!)
  • Sun block & sunglasses (fingers crossed!)



Lunch is not supplied however those attending courses at The Watersports Centre are eligible for a discount of 10% off food at the Langdale Lounge at Low Wood Bay. Alternatively candidates can bring their own lunch.


Age Limits

The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.


Course Dates

We are not currently running any RYA courses. We do aim to restart offering courses in the future outside of peak season. Email watersports.lowwood@englishlakes.co.uk to enquire.



Pre-booking is essential.

Hire & Activities can be booked by calling us on:

015394 39441

All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Courses are not currently available to book. We aim to restart offering courses outside of peak season (school holidays), email watersports.lowwood@englishlakes.co.uk to enquire.

Before arrival please check:
Opening Times | Terms & Conditions | Car Parking & Facilities

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