Powerboat tuition Falmouth Cornwall

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Direct Assessment

For the more experienced, there is a direct assessment for the RYA powerboat Level 2 course, 1:1 half day. You can make this 1 whole day if you think that you may need a little extra training in some areas.

More course information

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Direct Assessments are normally done on demand. You will not see any scheduled dates on our booking calendar.  You need to get in touch so that we can add this for you. 

The half day RYA Direct Assessment course is purely assessment and is not intended for training.  For details of the syllabus that you would be assessed on please get in touch.

Depending on your previous, current experience, there is an option of a full day to complete this.  Please get in touch to discuss the syllabus and your experience so that we can advise.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course can be converted into the ICC which is the international equivalent (International Certificate of Competence – ICC) by simply registering with the RYA and applying online.  This enables you to hire vessels in the Mediterranean.  You can read more about the ICC RYA ICC Apply Online Link on the RYA website.



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1:1 only£160 + £15 License Fee


Huge thanks to our tutor Giles for making the two day powerboat course so informative & so fun with patience & humour. He has given myself and my son the confidence & knowledge to enjoy being on the water safely at speed :-)
Can highly recommend.

Frequently asked questions

Myself and a friend have quite a bit of experience, can we do the Direct Assessment together?

If you have quite a lot of experience between you then we can create a course to suit you. It may be that you only need 1 full day (rather than 2 for the full course) and you can then have a little training and it will be a continual assessment throughout the day. We can email through the syllabus of the full 2 day course for you to check and then you can let us know if you need to work on anything in particular. This goes for 1:1 as well. The Direct Assessment with no training is for 1:1 tuition done over a half day period only. This is for the very experienced who would like the license.

Will the RYA Powerboat Level 2 license expire

No this license does not expire, however if you have not handled a boat for some time then we also offer refresher sessions.

Can I hire a boat without the RYA Powerboat Level 2 license in the UK?

You will only be able to hire smaller motorboats with an outboard engine size of around 5hp. You will need the full RYA Powerboat Level 2 license to hire anything more powerful than this.

What qualification do I need to hire a motorboat in the Mediterranean?

You can convert the Powerboat Level 2 license into the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) by simply downloading the relevant form on the RYA website. (Please note that this system my be updated soon). You will just need your license number as this is registered on their database.

What do I need to bring?

We provide all the clothing and equipment you will need. You just need to wear plenty of warm clothing and we provide the wet weather trousers and jackets. Also all safety equipment. The only thing we do not provide is footwear so you will need to bring something that you don’t mind getting a bit wet due to either rain or spray. For your footwear you will need either deck shoes/trainers or wellies This will all be explained in your booking confirmation once you have confirmed your booking.

I cannot swim is this ok?

es this is absolutely fine. You will always be wearing either a buoyancy aid or a life jacket that will keep you floating if you do enter the water. We normally ask this question on the booking form but it is just for our instructors information.

Can I buy anything to eat nearby?

Yes there is the great Cafe Mylor which sells really good food and is open all day, 7 days per week or there is a great bar and restaurant called Castaways. Wonderful views for a coffee, beer or a bite to eat. Both are located within the harbour and a 2 minute walk away. In peak times you will need to book a table at Castaways.

Where can I park?

Mylor Sailing School is situated in a car park on Admiralty Quay. This is a Pay and Display car park but we have FREE passes so you just need to come and get one as soon as you arrive. At peak times, parking maybe a little tricky, if you are having trouble finding a space then just come and see us and we can block in some of the staff cars.

Is sailing and powerboating sustainable/environmentally friendly?

All RYA recognised centres are members of The Green Blue incentive. We endeavour to pass on and educate all of our candidates with this mindset. The Green Blue is a UK wide programme created by British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association in 2005 to enable the UK recreational boating sector to decrease its impact on the environment by:
RYA Green Blue sustainability scheme
Raising awareness amongst industry and users
Reducing harmful discharges
Reducing environmental disturbance
Encouraging sustainable choices

Mylor Sailing School is also a member of Surfers Against Sewage’s (SAS) 250 business club which is part of a network driving forward a movement for change to protect the UK’s unique coastal environment.

Go to the Surfers Against Sewage website for all their details and campaigns. You can also get involved!!!

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