Welcome to the Powerboat Training website.
for over fifteen years the Powerboat Training website has
been created to help you further your powerboating & RIB handling skills by providing
information on courses, power boat schools, RYA training and general information
on sportsboats and RIBs.
Whether you go boating in a RIB, a sportsboat or a cruiser, powerboating is
exhilarating, fun and fast. Attending a suitable training course is increasingly being viewed as the means
to get more from your boat through a better understanding of its capabilities
and of how to harness its power.
This site contains plenty that should be of interest to all powerboaters
whether you want to obtain formal qualifications or you simply want someone
to spend time with you and your boat to enable you to get the most from it.
Contained within the site you will find news, views and articles which we
hope will both interest you and really be of benefit to you. The articles, many of
which have been penned by well known powerboating instructors, cover all aspects
of safe powerboating and aim to enhance understanding of the many varied aspects
of handling a high speed planing craft.
The section on approved powerboat schools will introduce you to a select
group of powerboat schools based around the UK and overseas. These schools are well placed to
work with you to develop your powerboating ability so contact them to discuss
your specific requirements.
If this site is really going to work then you must return to it. So, what do
you want to see covered?, what do you like and dislike about the site?. To tell
us fill in the
and send us your views – good or bad!
New RYA Online VHF Course!!
January 2014 sees the launch of the new RYA Online
See the video explaining the course below
Most of the centres that
appear on this site will be running this new course
so contact them to sign up.
More information from the RYA
RYA Powerboat Handbook now in its 2nd edition and 3rd
The RYA Powerboat Handbook was first launched
in 2005 with the revamped and improved 2nd
edition launched in 2009. Since 2009 it has enjoyed
3 reprints and is consistently a RYA
bestseller. The book was written to support the RYA
powerboat courses and has been translated so far
into German, Italian and Portuguese.
The German translation of
The RYA Powerboat Handbook'
was written by Powerboat Trainer,
who has been passionate
about the water since his teens. Paul runs a powerboat
school in Poole (www.powerboat-training-uk.co.uk)
provides a valuable source of training information via
his contributions to
a variety of other books and magazines.
With a foreword by 6 times world powerboat racing
champion Steve Curtis, Steve states "No matter what type
of powered craft that you use, RIBs, fast planing
craft, dive boats, fishing boats, or a boat for
waterskiing, you need training and knowledge and this
is where this book comes in. It will prove to be not
only a perfect learning tool but an invaluable
Buy the book