RYA Powerboat Level 1
The RYA Powerboat Level 1 course is a comprehensive introduction to powerboating for beginners. Designed by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), this course covers all the basics of boat handling and safety, including launching, docking, steering, and basic navigation. The course also covers safety procedures and emergency situations, helping participants develop the knowledge and skills needed to operate a powerboat safely and confidently. By the end of the course, participants will be able to handle a powerboat in sheltered waters, and will be ready to progress to more advanced levels of powerboat training.
Our team are on hand to support you.
This course is ideal for beginners and requires no prior learning.
The course will be taught with a ratio of 3 students to 1 instructor and covers the following:
Boat preparation and safety equipment
Launching and recovery
Slow speed boat handling and maneuvering
Basic navigation and pilotage
Rules of the road and basic collision avoidance
Securing to a buoy and anchoring
Awareness of other water users
Essential safety information
Introduction to planing speed
Engine checks and maintenance
Emergency procedures and contingency planning
Basic knots and rope work.
9:30am - 4:30pm
We will be aiming for RYA Powerboat Level 1 certificate.