Powerboat Courses

The club is an RYA approved Powerboating Centre and runs courses year round for both the general public and club members wanting to improve their skills.

Driving a powerboat is a great feeling and is an essential part of supporting our sport. Appropriate training ensures that powerboat drivers, their passengers and other water users feel confident and safe. FFSC offers powerboat courses in tidal conditions in the river and at sea.

RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 (Combined)

A two day course designed for the absolute beginner and existing powerboat users is the industry standard qualification which will allow you to rent powerboats in the UK and abroad.

Expect to spend at least 70% of the time afloat as the emphasis is very much on hands on learning around the harbour and at sea. Learn how to moor the boat, maneuver in confined spaces, work with the tide, recover a man over boat and of course controlling the boat at speed.

  • Aim: to provide a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats.
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Ratio: 1 instructor to 3 students.
  • Assumed Knowledge: None
  • Duration: 2 Days (09:00 – 17:00)
  • Cost: £220 (£180 for FFSC Members)

Course Dates

  • Course 1 – June 22nd  – 23rd
  • Course 2 – July 13th -14th
  • Course 3 –  July 20th – 21st
  • Course 4 – August 3rd – 4th
  • Course 5 – August 10th – 11th
  • Course 6 – August 24th – 25th
  • Course 7 – August 31st – September 1st

To reserve a place on a course email training@ffsc.co.uk or phone 07711363888.

Safety Boat Course

The safety boat course is integral to supporting our favourite watersports. Learn how to get yourself out of trouble and most importantly how to rescue a variety of watersports users including kitesurfers, windsurfers, dinghy sailors and swimmers.

  • Aim: Learn how to recover from a variety of different scenarios and help others in distress.
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Ratio: 1 instructor to 3 students.
  • Assumed Knowledge: Powerboat Level 2
  • Duration: 2 Days (09:00 – 17:00)
  • Cost: £230 (£190 for FFSC Members)

Course Dates

  • Safety Boat Courses are run on a request basis.

To register your interest email training@ffsc.co.uk or phone 07711363888.