Royal Yachting Association - Powerboat Courses:
The RYA is a UK based association, respected across the world for providing a wide selection of high quality maritime training courses ranging from beginner courses through to MCA accredited professional qualifications
Ronautica has partnered with one of the best RYA teaching establishments in the Middle East, Regatta Sailing Academy. Based in Porto Arabia and using the shore-side teaching facilities at our marina office, along with our teaching boat and equipment, the Pearl – Qatar is the perfect place to expand your boating skills.
We are currently offering the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course, theory courses and more advanced courses will come in the near future. Please keep an eye on this page or contact our office on 44095279 for further information.
POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 - THE COURSE
The RYA Powerboat level 2 course is aimed both at those new to boating and those that have boated a while that want to improve their boat handling.
Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your time with him/her:
- Boat Handling including in confined spaces
- Approaching and securing to a buoy
- Leaving and coming alongside
- Handling a boat at planning speed
- Man overboard
- Launching & recovery
- Navigation to include charts, tides, buoyage
- Undertaking a passage
- The ‘Collision regulations’
The RYA is a UK based association, respected across the world for providing a The vast majority of the time on this course is spent on the water and out of the classroom.
The time that you do spend in on theory will cover: The types of craft and their respective advantages/disadvantages; engines & drives; use of power tilt & trim tabs; safety checks; personal buoyancy; awareness of other water users; application of the collision regulations (IRPCS); local bylaws; towing and being towed; communication with other craft; emergency action; distress signals; fire precautions and firefighting and rope work.
On the second day of the course we spend time looking at charts, tides and using a compass. Using these skills we then prepare a passage plan and execute it through the harbour.
Essentially day one of the course is aimed at developing your ability to competently handle the craft in close quarter situations whilst day two develops the ability to navigate and then puts this into practice ensuring you have the ability to undertake short inshore passages.
In certain situations the Level 2 certificate can be attained without attending the full course. This is known as Direct Assessment and takes half a day. (Call us if you feel that your experience is suitable and you are interested in this way of obtaining Level 2).
Ronautica Middle East offers all berth holders and visitors access to our wide slipway, located in our shipyard area in Viva Bahriya. The slipway has a shallow angle and is accessible at all states of the tide.
Access is subject to the following:
- 24 hour notice is required by Ronautica.
- Gate pass to be organized though Harbour Master Office.
- Gate pass to be shown to slipway operator and gate security guard.
- Slipway to be cleared and trailers to be removed after launching or recovery of the boat, no storage is allowed for trailers.
- Usage of the slipway is entirely at the boat’s owner risk.
- Slipway usage fees - one way. (Launch and/or Recovery):
- Berth Holder: FREE
- Others: 100 QR
- Opening Hours:
- Saturday till Thursday: from 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM
- Friday: Closed
3rd Party Boat Maintenance and Repair Vendors:
Ronautica Middle East has partnered with some of the best marine and yacht maintenance companies in Qatar. Whether you want a technician for regular maintenance of your engines, a fresh antifouling paint job or major repairs after an unfortunate disagreement with the seabed, the professional teams of our 3rd party maintenance vendors will be eager to help you and solve the problem.
TPQ Marina Information Booklet:
If you are a new boat owner, and want to know more about boating in Qatar, download our The Pear Qatar Marina Information Booklet. It gives detailed insights of our marina, navigation info, summary of marine regulations in Qatar and other useful information.
Commercial Berthing Application Form:
You have a yacht you want to sell or charter commercially, download “Commercial Application” form, fill in the required info and send it to us. We will reply to you at the earliest. Note that Commercial Charter of your yacht is subject to special terms and conditions and governmental rules and regulations
Berthing Application Form:
If you want to rent a berth for your boat or yacht, download the “Berthing Application” form, fill it and send to us with the required documents by email or by hand and we will contact you at the earliest to sign your berth user agreement
If you have want to register your new boat or renew its registration or even transfer its ownership, download Registration Form issued by Ministry of Transportation. Our guest service team can help you filling the form and direct you in how to apply for registration at Ministry of Transport.