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RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course

  • Course Aim

    To provide a practical introduction to boathandling and safety in powerboats.
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Prior Experience Required

    No prior boating experience is necessary. The course suits those keen to try powerboating as a taster session, or is the perfect course for younger children.
  • Minimum Age

    Minimum age is 8 years old.
    8 to 11 year olds will receive the Level 1 certificate which will be endorsed to state that the holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult on board the craft. 12 to 16 year olds will receive a Level 1 certificate which will be endorsed to state that the holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult.
  • Course Content

    Practical:
    • Launch & recovery (8-11 year olds to observe this session only)
    • Preparation of boat & crew
    • Boat handling
    • Picking up & securing to a mooring buoy
    • Leaving and coming alongside
    • Towing
    Theory:
    • Loading & balancing the boat
    • Local byelaws and insurance
    • Awareness of other water users, including effect of wash
    • Application of collision regulations

Powerboat Training


The Level 1 course
is rarely run for adults,
as a result courses
are organised on
demand.
Please contact us
for availability &
prices.

This course is also
available as
own boat tuition.
The Waterfront, Cobbs Quay, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL - Tel: +44 (0) 1202 661881 - Fax: +44 (0) 1202 664222
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