Calshot Activities Centre

Powerboating

Important Safety Advice

Professional tuition is increasingly seen as vital to safe powerboating and is essential if you are taking your boat abroad. In many countries the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is essential. Calshot has a range of fast planing craft available for all levels of the RYA scheme. For corporate clients we are able to tailor courses and dates to individual requirements.

RYA Level Two National Powerboat Certificate (Planing)

An intensive course which provides a thorough introduction to boat handling skills. The course uses planing craft, and covers launching and recovery, high and low speed handling skills and essential theory. Successful candidates can apply for the ICC (Power Coastal up to 10 M), ask for details when booking.

Family and Young people courses

A number of our courses are nominated ‘Family’ courses and are open to youngsters of 14 upwards with a participating adult or 16 and 17 year olds on their own (non-residential only).

£270 Non-residential includes lunches
£290 Residential as non-residential plus one night B&B and evening meal on first day.

Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

RYA Start Powerboating Handbook included in course fees.Passport photo required for certificate.

9am-5.30pm 1st day, 9am-5pm 2nd day    
24 – 25 May PL2 1 Family
21 – 22 June PL2 2  
19 – 20 July PL2 3  
9 – 10 August PL2 4 Family
20 – 21 September PL2 5  
11 – 12 October PL2 6  

Comparing prices? Remember our residential courses are fully inclusive offering excellent value for money.

RYA Safety Boat course

This course will introduce you to the techniques required to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing and windsurfing.Other topics will include towing, communication and rescuing other water users.

Candidates must hold a Powerboat Level Two Award. A First Aid qualification is strongly recommended

£195 Non-residential includes lunches
£210 Residential, as non-residential plus 1 nights B&B and evening meal on 1st day

Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

9am-5.30pm 1st day, 9am-5pm 2nd day  
2 – 3 August PLS 1
27 – 28 September PLS 2
 

RYA Level Two 12-16 year olds

9am-5.30pm on 1st day, 9am-5pm on 2nd day

RYA Start Powerboating Handbook included in course fees. Passport photo required for certificate.

This intensive course follows the same syllabus as the adult course and aims to promote safe and responsible powerboat driving to young people. The course is ideal for those with access to a powerboat, youngsters interested in developing their marine skills and knowledge and for those working towards RYA Instructor awards. Youngsters will use both wheel and tiller steered boats during this course.

The RYA would not recommend under 16’s being left in charge of a powerboat without adult supervision. Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate endorsed as follows ‘The holder should only use powercraft under the supervision of a responsible adult’

£235 Non-residential includes lunches

RYA Start Powerboating Handbook included in course fees.

Passport photo required for certificate.

9am-5.30pm 1st day, 9am-5pm 2nd day  
27 – 28 May

PBL2Y 1

28 – 29 October PBL2Y 2
 

RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment

If you book one of our Powerboat Instructor courses at the same time you’ll receive a 5% discount off the combined price.

Prior to attending a Powerboat Instructors course all candidates must pass a skills assessment, run by a RYA Powerboat Trainer. Candidates for this course should already hold a Level Two Powerboat certificate. Full details of the assessment .

1.30pm-5pm £60 Non residential
28 April

PINPE 1
20 October PINPE 2

RYA Powerboat Instructor

9am start on 1st day, finish 5pm on last day. Full timings on request.

This intensive course covers the teaching of Levels One and Two of the RYA Scheme and includes practical sessions afloat and teaching theory. Candidates must have the pre-requisites (including skills assessment) and experience as outlined in the RYA Powerboat Instructors Handbook G19.

£335 Non-residential includes lunches and evening meals
£370 Residential as non-residential plus 2 nights B&B

Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

9am start on 1st day. 5pm finish on last day  
29 April – 1 May

PINS 1
21 – 23 October PINS 2

Private Tuition

Fast track your personal performance with private tuition

1 person    
1.5 hrs £80  
3 hrs £150  
6 hrs £260 (includes lunch)  
Additional person(s) 50% extra, for 3 or more enquire about our group rates  

See booking conditions for own boat/craft training

 

Private hire and corporate events

Whether you’re entertaining clients, looking for something different to do with the family or seeking to motivate your staff then we have the answer.

We are able to offer half or full day RIB experiences around the Solent. Using our 6.3 metre RIB, with a fully qualified driver you can navigate around one of the busiest and most diverse bodies of water in Britain.

For large groups we are able to charter additional craft as required.

Visits to a number of ports are possible, including those based on the Isle of Wight, it’s even possible to get a close up view of the Needles, one of the country’s most recognisable landmarks.

Contact us for full details and to discuss your requirements.

 
 

Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Spit, Fawley
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1BR
tel 023 8089 2077
email calshot.ac@hants.gov.uk