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Kath Scott

Ladies Day – 6th July 2019

Saturday 6th July dawned bright at a balmy 20 degrees - with blue sky’s it was perfect weather for our RYA Active Marina Ladies Day. Eight brave ladies (Yvonne, Caroline, Susan, Sue, Susanna, Pamela, Ann & Gwenllian) from Portishead Quays Marina had signed up for an exciting and exhilarating day afloat with our expert instructors - Kath, Jake and Hannah.

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course

By far our most popular course - ideal if you are new to boating and looking to gain a new skill, looking to hire a boat abroad this summer or if you have some experience and are looking to formalise your qualifications.

Kath Scott – Chief Instructor

Kath Scott

Kath has been boating for most of her adult life in a range of vessels from small powerboats to cruising yachts and larger motor boats.

She is a keen yachtswoman and has covered many miles in the UK and southern hemisphere. She has competed in 2 RORC Fastnet Race Campaigns.

Kath is our Child Protection and Media Officer.


  • Commercially Endorsed MCA Yachtmaster Offshore, Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence and Sailing Skipper
  • Volunteer Lifeboat Trainer Assessor with RNLI Portishead
  • RYA Instructor:
    • Cruising Instructor (Power)
    • Advanced Powerboat Instructor
    • Shorebased and Navigation
    • Radar
    • First Aid at Sea
    • read more


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    Fancy Hiring a Boat Abroad this summer? 10% off Powerboat Level 2 courses in Jun 2016

    IntermediateAn International Certificate of Competence is often considered as the international ‘boat driving licence’. It is usually required by countries/operators if you wish to use your own craft abroad or to charter one and we’re offering 10% off our June 2016 course dates. The RYA powerboat level 2 is the basic level course allowing you to rent a boat abroad once you have obtained your ICC boat handling license (International Certificate of Competence).