Based in Jersey, and with a very experienced team of instructors/commercial skippers on hand to train you, Le Mourier Powerboat School delivers a number of exciting and challenging RYA courses and private charter experiences on the water.
Using our fleet of top of the range teaching boats, and boasting more experience in the field than any other Channel Island provider, Le Mourier is one of the leading RYA schools in the United Kingdom for the provision of the Intermediate and Advanced Powerboat courses.
We will help you grow your skills and knowledge, and enable you to enjoy the practical benefits of being able to travel further, whilst more confident and safer than ever before. We share your passion for the sea, and we know the benefits of gaining knowledge and practical experience while you progress to qualifications which are recognised and valued the world over.
RYA Level 1 Powerboat course (8 years +) 1 day
A one day introduction into Powerboating techniques for the complete novice. The course focuses on:
- Launch and recovery
- Preparation of the boat and crew
- Boat handling
- Picking up and securing to a mourning buoy
- Leaving and coming alongside
- Being towed
RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course (12 years +) 2 day
By a long way the RYA’s most popular course, the National Powerboat Certificate (PB2) is designed for a range of abilities: from the novice up to those who have some experience at sea but want to gain more ability and confidence.
This is a wide-ranging powerboat course, covering a lot of topics, and some of the key skills taught include:
- Focusing on low speed close quarters handling
- Man over board recovery
- Planing speed manouvers
- Launch and recovery
- Coming alongside
- Tying to a buoy
- Collision regulations
- Basic Navigation & Chart work & Tides
- Short Passage planning
- Understanding and using a GPS Plotter
Once you ave completed you Level 2 course or even to get started – we offer sessions which allow to you enhance and progress your skills to let you move on toward the next levels. Improve your boat handling, navigation and overall confidence on our boat or yours alongside our experienced instructors. Please give Malcolm a call to find a time to suit your diary!
Sessions can be booked any time of the year.
RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course (16yrs+) 2 days
This course is perfect for the Channel Islands boat owner! A challenging and enjoyable way to improve your abilities on the water, we use our fantastic 8.5m 400hp commercial RIB to introduce more advanced handling techniques and run a navigation exercise around the island, often as far as Les Ecrehous or Les Minquiers reefs.
If you already own boat and you would like to increase your confidence and your ability to cruise further afield then this is the course for you. Building on the knowledge gained in the Powerboat Level 2 course, the Intermediate course will increase your knowledge of:
- Passage Planning
- Cruising at planing speeds
- More advance boat handling
- Electronic Navigation
- Local & French cruising advice and experience
This course can be taken on your own boat or on ours.
RYA Advanced Powerboat Course – (17yrs +) 2 days and one nighttime exercise
Aimed at experienced leisure boaters and those seeking to work afloat commercially, the Advanced Course is challenging and exhilarating in equal measure. This really adds to a skipper’s knowledge and ability, and successful attendees receive the coveted RYA Advanced Course certificate.
The course addresses areas such as night navigation, advanced powerboat navigation, rough water handling and search and rescue techniques patterns.
This is a challenging course for which it is assumed that candidates have a strong ability at the helm of a powerboat and theoretical knowledge to Intermediate Powerboat Course/Day Skipper level.
An essential course for every boat owner or anyone spending time afloat!
Run by experience instructors of both First Aid and power boating, this course focuses on essential skills needed to deal with unexpected emergencies on the water, when a response