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RYA SEA SCHOOL: Powerboating Courses

As well as offering sailing holidays Sail Ionian also specialises in RYA courses. A RYA powerboat course is not only a useful qualification to have but a fun and exciting day out too! If you're on a sailing holiday why not let the kids have a day zooming them around the Ionian whilst you're enjoy a quiet sail and collect them in the evening? If you are staying in a villa have a day out on the water and sample what the other Ionian islands have to offer.

For more in depth information into what these powerboat courses entail, click here.

For further information and availability please call on 0800 321 3800 or email

Powerboat Course Level 1

A perfect introduction to powerboats! The course covers launching and recovering, safety equipment, boat handling and manouvres, ropework and much much more. This introductory one day course is perfect for getting out on the water, enjoying the weather and seeing more of the stunning Ionian Islands. Anyone from age 8 can participate with no previous experience required and upon completion you will be certified to drive a powerboat under the supervision of an experienced helmsman! Ideal for an enjoyable and educational day trip out!

Cost: £150

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Powerboat Course Level 2

This course teaches boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. The course will be conducted in a number of different powerboats and covers a wide range of topics suited for both the novice and more experienced powerboater. This qualification also allows for the application of an ICC (international certificate of competence) which is becoming more and more essential in most of Europe.

Some of the things you will cover on this course are Launching and Recovery, Boat Handling, Anchoring, Engines and Drives and much more.

Course Duration: 2 Days.

Cost: £280 pp

Direct Assessment for experienced powerboaters

Sail Ionian also offers the Level 2 direct assessment. This is not a course but a means of achieving the Level 2 certification and the ability to apply for the ICC. This assessment is available to experienced powerboaters only with minimum a year of powerboat handling experience.

Cost: £150

This course can be commercially endorsed with the addition of a Basic Sea Survival Course and Personal Medical.

To see the full indepth syllabus on all of our RYA powerboat courses please click here.