RYA Level 2 Zodiac Training

We train expedition guides to become RYA certified Zodiac drivers. Ready for your job on an expedition ship.

During our RYA Zodiac boat training we teach individuals (max. 3 persons) how to properly operate and navigate a Zodiac boat. In the mean time you obtain the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certification.
This certification is very often mandatory on board ships.
Zodiac boats are inflatable, motorised boats which are commonly used for a variety of activities, such as exploring remote areas, rescuing people in distress, and conducting scientific research.

We own 2 identical Zodiac Milpro MK5’s at our home base in Scheveningen.

To provide a training for expedition staff under similar circumstances we have purchased 2 identical Zodiac mil pro MK 5’s with Yamaha engine (tiller steering and hydraulic trim). The steering and boating characteristics with a tiller are slightly different than on a rib with a steering wheel and a throttle. We have put together a training where we teach you to be able to work as a RYA certified Zodiac driver on an expedition ship sailing in the polar regions. We know from personal experience what you can expect. Training typically includes instruction on safety procedures, navigation, and basic boat handling, as well as hands-on practice operating the boat in different conditions.

We operate from our Rib School in Scheveningen or we provide onboard training from Expedition vessels.

Since 2018 Rib School Scheveningen has started providing RYA Powerboating courses on expedition vessels sailing to both Antarctica and the Arctic.
The increasing demand to certify staff on expedition vessels with the RYA Powerboat Level 2 was the immediate reason for this.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 on Zodiac (International Powerboat Certificate):

The International recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is especially formulated for expedition staff. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is a required document on many ships to be able to control the Zodiac. We have put together a training in which you learn to sail  the Zodiac with tiller steering. A very complete 2-day boating course with a maximum of 3 participants.

Upon successful completion of these 2 days you will receive the Internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate and you will know the basics of safely handling the Zodiac.

Zodiac Advanced Training: For experienced Zodiac drivers to improve their skills.

Do you want to learn to sail even better on a Zodiac? Then our Zodiac Advanced Training might be a good choice. This 1 day fully practical Zodiac training includes a very extensive program. In addition to all “standard” manoeuvres, you also learn many extras. We do landings on the beach and we experience a real MOB situation, we teach you how to navigate with a GPS and how to use a bearing compass. To participate in this Zodiac training you must already have some experience in controlling a Zodiac. After a positive completion of this day you will receive a Ribschool Scheveningen Zodiac Advanced certificate.
For more information see our page: Advanced Zodiac Training.

When can I book a course?

In general we have a course every week, but we do not have fixed training dates. We agree on a date in consultation with any other course participants. If it is possible, we also try to combine people with the same boating experience.
Our agenda is flexible and we strive to provide everyone with a suitable date at Rib School Scheveningen in the short term.
When registering please indicate whether you would like to be available during the weekend or during the week.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 on the Zodiac:

The Internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course on our Zodiac is specially formulated for expedition staff. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is a required document on many ships to be able to control the Zodiac. We have put together a training in which you learn to sail the Zodiac with tiller steering. A very complete 2-day boating course with a maximum of 3 participants. Upon successful completion of these 2 days you will receive the Internationally recognised RYA Level 2 certificate. Also useful if you want to rent a fast motorboat on vacation.

Program day 1

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory

10.00 uur

Inspection of the Zodiac.
Checklist boat equipment, engine & preparation, basic driving

12.30 uur

We will have lunch at our office

13.15 uur

Man overboard maneuvers (MOB)
Mooring and Casting-Off on another ship / jetty. Riding with the tide.

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End first course day with follow-up discussion.

Program day 2

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory about the origin of tides and explanation of the sea charts.

10.30 uur

Repetition of basic operations and understanding of waterway marking

12.30 uur

We will have lunch at our office

13.15 uur

Full afternoon practice exercises,
MOB, use of bearing compass and lines and knots.

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Powerboat Certificate.

Costs for the RYA Level Zodiac Training

The costs for the RYA Level 2 powerboat course (2 days) are € 695, – p.p.
Includes: RYA certified instructor, VAT, fuel, sailing gear, Life-vest, RYA manual, insurance, lunch and coffee/tea!

We strive to teach a maximum of 2 – 3 people at the same time in order to give optimal attention. You are alternately skipper and co-skipper.
The course is pretty intensive. This allows you to progress quickly and learn from each other. If you pass successfully you will receive the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate after this course.

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GENERAL

RYA Powerboat Level 2 on Zodiac (International Powerboat Certificate):

The International recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is especially formulated for expedition staff. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is a required document on many ships to be able to control the Zodiac. We have put together a training in which you learn to sail  the Zodiac with tiller steering. A very complete 2-day boating course with a maximum of 3 participants.

Upon successful completion of these 2 days you will receive the Internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate and you will know the basics of safely handling the Zodiac.

Zodiac Advanced Training: For experienced Zodiac drivers to improve their skills.

Do you want to learn to sail even better on a Zodiac? Then our Zodiac Advanced Training might be a good choice. This 1 day fully practical Zodiac training includes a very extensive program. In addition to all “standard” manoeuvres, you also learn many extras. We do landings on the beach and we experience a real MOB situation, we teach you how to navigate with a GPS and how to use a bearing compass. To participate in this Zodiac training you must already have some experience in controlling a Zodiac. After a positive completion of this day you will receive a Ribschool Scheveningen Zodiac Advanced certificate.
For more information see our page: Advanced Zodiac Training.

When can I book a course?

In general we have a course every week, but we do not have fixed training dates. We agree on a date in consultation with any other course participants. If it is possible, we also try to combine people with the same boating experience.
Our agenda is flexible and we strive to provide everyone with a suitable date at Rib School Scheveningen in the short term.
When registering please indicate whether you would like to be available during the weekend or during the week.

RYA LEVEL 2

RYA Powerboat Level 2 on the Zodiac:

The Internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course on our Zodiac is specially formulated for expedition staff. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is a required document on many ships to be able to control the Zodiac. We have put together a training in which you learn to sail the Zodiac with tiller steering. A very complete 2-day boating course with a maximum of 3 participants. Upon successful completion of these 2 days you will receive the Internationally recognised RYA Level 2 certificate. Also useful if you want to rent a fast motorboat on vacation.

Program day 1

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory

10.00 uur

Inspection of the Zodiac.
Checklist boat equipment, engine & preparation, basic driving

12.30 uur

We will have lunch at our office

13.15 uur

Man overboard maneuvers (MOB)
Mooring and Casting-Off on another ship / jetty. Riding with the tide.

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End first course day with follow-up discussion.

Program day 2

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory about the origin of tides and explanation of the sea charts.

10.30 uur

Repetition of basic operations and understanding of waterway marking

12.30 uur

We will have lunch at our office

13.15 uur

Full afternoon practice exercises,
MOB, use of bearing compass and lines and knots.

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Powerboat Certificate.
COSTS

Costs for the RYA Level Zodiac Training

The costs for the RYA Level 2 powerboat course (2 days) are € 695, – p.p.
Includes: RYA certified instructor, VAT, fuel, sailing gear, Life-vest, RYA manual, insurance, lunch and coffee/tea!

We strive to teach a maximum of 2 – 3 people at the same time in order to give optimal attention. You are alternately skipper and co-skipper.
The course is pretty intensive. This allows you to progress quickly and learn from each other. If you pass successfully you will receive the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate after this course.

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