This course teaches boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation to the standard required to safely undertake and execute a coastal passage by day and night in familiar waters with a planing powerboat.
At PDSSA we take this course in a variety of powered craft on tidal coastal waters. You will gain experience in boats from small tiller steer RIBS to larger console wheel steer RIBS and also if time allows a run through the exercises in our Plymouth Pilot, a small displacement training powerboat.
It is recommended that all participants consolidate this short introduction with practice between courses.
- Two Days
Pre – requisites
- Experience – RYA Intermediate Powerboat Day Course
- Knowledge – RYA Intermediate Powerboat Day Course , with a thorough knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of the Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster™ shorebased certificate. It is also strongly recommended that candidates hold an RYA First Aid certificate and VHF Operator’s certificate.
- Specialist Equipment & Clothing – None
- Age – Minimum age 17+
ENDORSEMENTS FOR ANYONE THAT REQUIRES ANY FORM OF ASSISTANCE TO COMPLETE THE COURSe
Plymouth & Devon Schools Sailing Association
WARNING: Don’t use the postcode on a sat nav to find us….you won’t !!
You’ll find us at the southern end of the Barbican Wharves between the Barbican Landing stage, The Old White House on the end of Pheonix Wharf and Elphinstone car park. All of this below the south eastern quarter of the Royal Citadel. Check us out on the map here and on our contact page.