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RYA Training Centre Cardiff

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.

02920 666627


Assumed Knowledge 

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.


Dates and Pricing

Alternative Courses

Powerboat Level 2
RYA Powerboat Level 2 _ Internation Certificate of Competence

The Powerboat Level 2 is a 2-day entry level course course, suitable for beginners and refreshers. Participants will learn advanced boat handling, navigation, and safety skills for rough weather and emergencies.  

Suitable for ages 12+

Contact Us

CBYC Sailing School

Cardiff Bay Yacht Club

Ferry Road



Phone: +0044 2920 666 627

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