RYA Training & Lyme Regis Sea School

General Information

One of the strengths of the Royal Yachting Association is its training schemes for all aspects of boating. The principle underlying each of these schemes is education rather than legislation, because the RYA believe that a higher standard of competence can be achieved by voluntary training, rather than legislation requiring registration and driver licensing. You can support this principle by your involvement in the RYA National Powerboat Scheme.

If you are the driver of a powered boat, you have a great responsibility towards your crew and other water users. Here at Rob Perry Marine Ltd we can train you to handle your boat in a sea manlike manner, so that you and your passengers can all enjoy being afloat.

If your are involved with small boats at whatever level, becoming more proficient means becoming safer – that means being more relaxed and having more fun!

The RYA National Powerboat Training Scheme is applicable to sportsboats, RIBs, dories and launches etc., and provides the skills and background knowledge, required to be a competent power boat driver and is the basis for the international certificate of competence. The aim is to teach boat handling and seamanship in a variety of conditions. The lower age limit for the RYA powerboat courses is 8 years but the RYA do not endorse under 16’s being left in charge of a powerboat without adult supervision.


About RPM Sea School

RPM sea school is recognised by the RYA to provide training and assessment for Power Boating levels 1,2, and ICC (International Certificate of Competence). First Aid and VHF SRC training courses are also available, the SRC training is now online and interactive if you prefer to work at your own pace. We can also arrange advanced powerboat training.

Training takes place in Lyme Regis in our school boat with a maximum ratio of one instructor to three students so there is plenty of opportunity for learning. The theory part of the course is done in our fully equipped training room, with visual aids, charts, white board etc.

The boat is a Highfield 6.6m RIB  fitted out to a high specification and fitted with a Honda BF150hp four-stroke outboard engine, and is capable of handling a wide range of situations.

Courses can be run on demand: midweek or at weekends and at whatever level you require from complete beginners to experienced drivers.

Our fully qualified RYA instructors, have been trained to a high standard, have first aid qualifications and have all been assessed by an independent inspector. They have extensive knowledge of the sport, backed up with practical experience from a variety of backgrounds.


RYA Powerboat Level 2 Training Course – what to expect!

The RYA level 2 course will provide the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent power boat driver and is the basis for the international certificate of competence. The aim is to teach boat handling and seamanship in a variety of conditions. Please call us for prices and additional information. 


Directions - How to find us

From the M5 J25 (south bound), towards Chard, through Chard and towards Axminster, then follow directions for Lyme Regis, before turning Right off the A35 to Lyme Regis we are on the left hand side just after the Raymonds Hill sign.

From Dorchester join the A35 towards Honiton, by passing Bridport, drive trough Chideock and Morcombelake we are just half a mile past the Raymonds Hill sign and are on the right at the Hunters Lodge junction.

From Exeter leave the M5 at J29 and on the A30 towards Honiton. At Honiton take the A35 towards Dorchester, drive through Wilmington, bypass Axminster we are on the Left hand side just past the Raymonds Hill sign, opposite the turning for Lyme Regis. If any further information is required don’t hesitate to ring us.