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Thames Rowing Coach

– Basic RYA Training Package

In response to continued interest in RYA Powerboat training for rowing coaches, we are pleased to announce the introduction of an RYA basic training package at our newly established RYA Training centre in Chiswick.

Package contents:

This basic training package has been designed to cover the essential certification for launch operators and rowing coaches operating on the tideway:

RYA Level 2 Powerboat

2-day practical course held on the tidal Thames

VHF Radio Training

5-8 hours (eLearning)


2-hour written/practical exam

First Aid

1-day classroom, HSE EFAW accredited



Package price:

£ 720 pp

We are offering rowing clubs a discount of £180pp vs RRP on courses running between October 2021 and March 2022.

NB. Courses require a minimum of 3x candidates to run.

Course delivery

Course delivery is a mix of classroom and small group practical training (1:3) on the tideway. 

Duration: 3 days (midweek) plus 5-8 hours pre-course eLearning. 

The following training materials and resources are included: 

  • RYA Start Powerboating handbook (G48)
  • RYA VHF manual (G31)
  • RYA First Aid book
  • RYA certification and examination fees 

Register interest

Please use the form below to register interest: