RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course
This course particularly suits those who are keen for a basic introduction to power boating. Those considering buying a boat can get a good idea about boating by attending, and partners of boaters can use the course to acquire the skills necessary to handle a craft in an emergency if their partner is incapacitated. Those with their own boat, or acquiring one, should take the Level 2 course (which covers things in far more depth) - achieving Level 1 is NOT a prerequisite before attending Level 2 training so Level 1 can be bypassed if required.
The RYA Powerboat Level 1 course acts as a good introduction to the world of power boating. Run over one day the course's aim is to provide a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats. Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your day with him/her:
The shore based element of the day will cover personal buoyancy, insurance, loading and how this effects handling and performance, balance and trim, crew members, awareness of other water users, application of the collision regulations (IRPCS), local bylaws and accepting a tow and rope work.
No prior boating experience is necessary.
We accept UK debit cards and VISA/Mastercard credit cards.
(2.5% charge on credit cards only)