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RYA Powerboat Levels 1 and 2

ESSA Water Activities Centre, Essex

Run by: ESSA Water Activities Centre

An introduction to techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, driving skills, use of safety equipment, close quarters handling, man overboard recovery and collision regulation


Suitable for 14+

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This RYA Powerboat course runs for two days for those aged 14 and over. No previous experience required. You will need to bring a change of clothes, towel, trainers, a packed lunch and a passport size photograph. Waterproofs and buoyancy aids are provided. Hot drinks available. Our RYA Powerboat Instructors will cover practical skills and theory.

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Mon 29 May 09:00–17:00
  2. Sat 10 Jun 09:00–17:00
  3. Sat 15 Jul 09:00–17:00
  4. Sat 12 Aug 09:00–17:00
  5. Sat 16 Sep 09:00–17:00
  6. Sat 14 Oct 09:00–17:00
  7. Sat 25 Nov 09:00–17:00


Cost includes logbook, handbook, certificate, use of all equipment, tuition and fuel. Adults £250.00, youth £160.00. There will be opportunities to practice your skills following the course.

Skill Level



RYA Training Centre and AALA licence


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ESSA Water Activities Centre

Central Lagoon, Meadgate Road, Nazeing, Essex, EN9 2PB

About this location

ESSA Water Activities Centre is based in the Lea Valley near to London on the Essex Hertfordshire border. ESSA offer multi activity days including canoeing, sailing, traditional rafting, wobbleboarding and kayaking, on both the River Lee and our lakeside centre.


This activity is organised and run by ESSA Water Activities Centre.

Please register in advance.

Please go to our website, click on bookings and complete the form or follow the link


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