RYA Powerboat Course joining information:

School Boat Tuition:

Where we are:

Lake Yard Marina, Poole BH15 4DT


Parking is free on-site, please park at the top of the car park nearest the entrance to allow for the ease of boat movements within the Yard. 

Meeting Place:

Your instructor will meet you outside the Lake Yard Clubhouse. 

Course timings: 

RYA Powerboat Level 1 or Level 2  =  09:00 - 17:00 / 17:30 each day 


Prior to the course: 

  • Each student to Complete eMedical declaration form - SEE RED TAB BELOW

What to bring: 

  • Summer: Warm jumper/ jacket, sunglasses, suncream, cap
  • Winter: warm clothing, including a hat, gloves etc
  • Non-marking footwear - i.e. sailing boots / white soled trainers
  • Lifejacket (150N) or Buoyancy aid (50N) - if you have one, otherwise we will provide a lifejacket for you
  • Wet weather gear - we have light wet weather gear for you to borrow if required. 
  • Money for lunch / drinks at Lake Yard club (see menu's by clicking here
  • Passport photo with your name printed on the reverse

Course Overview: 


RYA Powerboat Level 2

DAY 1 : Personal equipment and buoyancy, Introduction to the boat & equipment, familiarisation, holding off, picking up a mooring, man overboard, turning in a confined space, marina work

DAY 2: Pilotage/passage planning, Anchoring, Rules of the road, Emergency actions, Planing speed 

Own Boat Tuition:

Own boat tuition L2 Joining instructions
OBT PB L2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 74.1 KB

Please complete:


Medical Declaration Form - complete by clicking the red tab at the bottom right corner.

Own boat tuition kit requirements
OBT powerboat kit list.pdf
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Poole harbour Dues:

You are required to pay Poole Harbour Dues when operating your boat in Poole, you can apply to pay for this at this link