RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course

Powerboat Level 1 Course

Provides a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats. It covers boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. The course may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planing and displacemtnt, and the certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type of boat in which the training took place. A one day introduction to Powerboating with no previous experience required.

Assumed knowledge:
Minimum duration:
1 day
Minimum age:
8 (candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate)
Course content:
Launch and recovery (8-11 year olds to observe), preparation of boat and crew, boat handling, picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard (theory)
Ability after course:
Able to drive under supervision.