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RYA Powerboat Level 1

RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course (also know as Level 1 Start Powerboating Course)


1 day

Likely participants:

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 Powerboat 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:

Launch and recovery
Preparation of boat
Boat Handling
Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy
Leaving and coming alongside
Being towed
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.

The Powerboat Level1 courses are conducted at Ocean Village Marina, Southampton SO14 3XB.

Pre course requirements:

No prior boating experience is necessary.

Available Course Dates and Prices:
£195.00 per person (We do not charge extra for VAT, Fuel or a Fuel Surcharge)

Group Bookings (when booked online, on the same course at the same time)
2 Persons – £175 per person
3 Persons – £150 per person

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