Powerboating 2018-03-25T14:07:08+00:00



RYA Level 2 (ICC)

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course including ICC (International Certificate of Competence) offers a huge range of on water powerboating and shorebased skills necessary for owning or hiring a powerboat both in the UK or abroad.

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Own boat Tuition

Own boat tuition is an an excellent way of getting to know your own boat whilst completing an RYA course and gaining RYA qualifications. We offer the following own boat tuition on sail, power and motor boats from our bases in Brighton and Barcelona.

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Safety Boat Course

This course goes through various types of powerboat safety cover. Using RIBs you will experience rescue techniques for windsurfers, kayaks, dinghies, multi hulls, plus other craft also race course mark laying and positioning.

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RYA Online Courses

We offer a range of courses online:

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities
RYA Essential Navigation & Safety
RYA Marine Radio SRC
Day Skipper Theory

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Shore Based Courses

Our RYA shore based theory courses are designed to complement our practical courses. The shorter courses cover subjects that are important to give students a rounded knowledge and essential safety procedures out at sea.

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Powerboat Rides

For only £35 per person we provide a thrilling ride in one of our powerboats! A perfect opportunity to see the coast of Brighton at high speed

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Brighton Marina


We love being on the water and will share our passion with you

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Customer Reviews

The highlight of the course was all the practical aspects. Dave our instructor has an easy and informative approach and is very knowledgeable

Steven Pancic

Friendly and helpful with excellent knowledge. Highlight of this course was going very fast and learning how to park

James Hewitt

Kevin is an excellent tutor and explained everything clearly. I have learnt so much in just 2 days and it has given me the confidence to hire a RIB and take it out myself

Hitesh Patel

Really good course. I arrived very nervous and after 2 days I left much more confident. Highly recommend this course.

Nick Emmerson

Frequently Asked Questions

What powerboat course does Lagoon Watersports offer? 2018-01-26T13:47:51+00:00

We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Powerboat Level 1 and 2 and RYA Safety Boat and the International Certificate of Competence

What experience do I need for RYA Powerboat Level 2? 2018-01-26T13:47:27+00:00

None. But we would recommend you also complete the VHF Radio course, this gives you the license you need to operate the radio onboard.

What boats do we train on? 2018-01-26T13:46:45+00:00

We train on our solid and stable RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). One of our RIBs is 6m with a 90hp engine, the other is 7m with a 200hp engine.

How many people on a powerboat course? 2018-01-26T13:46:20+00:00

Maximum 3 persons. Private course are available, please contact us.

When do the courses run? 2018-01-26T13:45:36+00:00

Most weekends March to November. We also can schedule private RYA Powerboat Level 2 on our boats.

Can I learn on my own boat? 2018-01-26T13:45:16+00:00

Yes, we offer Own Boat Tuition in all the RYA courses. We will give you a check list of equipment you will need onboard and we can assign one of our qualified instructors to teach on your boat. If you do not have a berth in Brighton Marina our instructor can travel to your boat.

Where do the powerboat courses start? 2018-01-26T13:44:56+00:00

The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.

What do I need to bring? 2018-01-26T13:44:34+00:00

We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We provide our Musto waterproofs if required. You will need two passport photos for your RYA certificate.

What happens if the weather is bad? 2018-01-26T13:44:10+00:00

Part of the enjoyment of powerboating is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we train on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice.

At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further days/times at another suitable date.

Do you have any other locations for powerboat training? 2018-01-26T13:43:38+00:00

Yes, in sunny Spain! We offer the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course from our base in central Barcelona. For more information: www.barcelonawatersports.es

Changing Bookings 2018-01-26T13:42:54+00:00

Please click here for our full booking terms and conditions and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy.

Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

The reason for this is when you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking, we are therefore unable to offer that space to anyone else. We will have made commitments to staff for your booking and we may have turned away other bookings. Unfortunately we are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss. We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations as we are likely to incur costs.

Course Cancelation Insurance

You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100

of cover and an excess of £25 per claim.

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation maybe covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course when you stay on our boats.
Trouble booking online 2019-03-06T17:30:53+00:00

Don’t struggle. Call us on 01273 42 48 42 or email us  and we will do our best to sort it. In case of system failures we are more than happy to take your booking over the phone.