RYA Powerboat

RYA Powerboat Course Level 1 & 2, International Certificate of Competence (“ICC”), Own Boat Tuition and Cyprus Speedboat Operators License.

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Powerboat courses
  • The RYA Powerboat Course Level 1 is a good introduction to power boating.
  • RYA Powerboat Course Level 2 is one of the most popular courses at Latchi Watersports
  • Owners of Cypriot registered vessels should possess a Cypriot speedboat operator’s license.

We are happy to arrange custom timings including half days, evenings and spreading training over a number of days/weeks. RYA Examiners can also be organised if you are looking to take an exam, either on their own or as an addition to one of our courses.

We can also offer non-RYA training, providing whatever training you feel you require, with whichever topics you would like our experienced instructors to cover.

This can include spending a couple of days onboard yachts with the owners’ spouse and friends, who don’t normally take an active role skippering the boat, but would like to be more helpful on board, and have some knowledge in case all goes wrong! It could be that you’ve just bought a new boat and would like some handling tips and techniques to get past any unfamiliarities, maybe you would like some pointers on towing skiers or perhaps you want an Instructor to accompany you on your first long passage or delivery trip?

Latchi Watersports are able to provide Instructors for training on your own boat.

Anyone who owns a Cypriot registered vessel should also possess a Cypriot speedboat operator’s license. With over thirty years of experience, we at Latchi watersports are more than able to streamline the application process and prepare you for the exam you will be required to take.

Whether you are returning to boating or perhaps you’ve purchased a new boat that is a little different from your previous boat. We can offer a ‘boat skills refresher course’. We are here to help, whether you need advice or just a reassuring presence on your first time out It’s no problem for our highly trained staff.

RYA Powerboat Level 1
The RYA Powerboat course Level 1 is a good introduction to power boating.
1 Day
Introduction to Powerboats
no minimum standard
RYA Powerboat Level 2
This is one of the most popular RYA courses at Latchi Watersports
2 Days
RYA National Powerboat Certificate
powerboat level 1 is not a prerequisite
RYA Certificate of Competence
The International Certificate of Competence, ICC, is mandatory in some continental countries.
1/2 Day
Int'l Certificate of Competence
powerboat level 2 is required

RYA Sailing

RYA Start Sailing, Advanced Modules and Youth Courses

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Sailing courses
  • Level 1 (Start Sailing), Level 2 (Basic Skills), Level 3 (Better Sailing)
  • RYA Sailing (Advanced) – Seamanship Skills. Day Sailing. Sailing with Spinnakers and Performance Sailing
  • RYA Youth Courses’ Stages 1-4 how to sail a small dinghy / multihull

Start Sailing introduces you to the world of sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision. During the course, you’ll learn how to sail in all directions and gain awareness of launching and recovering. Once completed, you’ll be able to sail in light winds under supervision.

The main focus is the basic principles of sailing a dinghy.

Following on from the early courses in both the National Sailing Scheme and the Youth Sailing Scheme, you can choose one of our five advanced modules to suit your sailing interests.

These are available to both adults and young people. Each course can be taken on a dinghy or multihull. 

Generally, you’ll be ready for these courses if you have completed Level 3 of the National Sailing Scheme, or Stage 4 of the Youth Sailing Scheme and have had some practical experience too.

The certificates within our Youth Sailing Scheme are a significant achievement. Instructors sign off each skill as you complete it and, once completed, your certificate can be of use in other areas of your study or activities such as PE at school, or the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

per level
Levels 1, 2, 3
Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Better Sailing
(Minimum age 16)
Advanced Modules
per element
4 Elements
Seamanship, Day Sailing, Sailing with Spinnakers & Performance Sailing
(Minimum age 16)
Youth Sailing
per stage
4 stages
1/2 Day
(Minimum age 8)

Discover the thrill of sailing with our expertly crafted sailing courses.

Experience the joy of learning in a supportive group setting, where you’ll join a minimum of three fellow sailors.

If you prefer personalised attention, we also offer exclusive one-on-one tuition tailored to your needs, priced at an attractive rate of just €1050 per level.

Embark on a remarkable sailing journey with us today!

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The RYA is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.

The RYA’s history goes back to 1875, when it was founded as the Yacht Racing Association.  It became the Royal Yachting Association in 1952 (formally adopted on 25 February 1953).  Now universally known simply by its initials, the RYA remains constituted as a membership association to this day.

official Royal Yachting Association Website

For sailing, windsurfing and powerboating at both recreational and professional levels.

Internationally recognised qualifications

The RYA provides the world’s most widely recognised practical and theoretical training courses for boating, from novice to expert level, in all boating disciplines.

Whilst RYA Training originated for leisure purposes more than 40 years ago, for the last 20 years the RYA has also developed an extensive suite of courses and statutory qualifications that are formally recognised for commercial use not only in the UK but also in more than 20 other countries around the world and informally by many others.

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