The Advanced powerboat course is both interesting and challenging.
It is more technical than the other powerboat courses, looking at areas
such as night-time navigation (we plan and run a passage after dark on
the first evening which can mean a very late finish to the first day in
the summer). We also look at safety topics such as grid search
patterns, helicopter rescue, rough water handling etc, and go into much
more detail on subjects such as meteorology. Looking for chocolate
bars in the Solent is the marine equivalent of looking for a needle in a
haystack, but we are disappointed on the rare occasions when we come
Your boat handling will need to be good, and your theory
knowledge should already be to the level of Day Skipper Theory as the
pace of the course is fast with lots packed into the two days. In
order to be able to do the course participants already have to hold the
Short Range Certificate (or the old VHF radio certificate) and a current
marine first aid qualification such as RYA 1st aid.