This RYA level one powerboat course is a one-day introduction to basic boat handling techniques and is ideal for someone who has never driven a powerboat but has always wanted to have a go.
This course can be run for juniors aged 11 to 16. It is a great way to get them interested in boating and install the principals of safe practice and vital sea safety. Please note it is a boat handling course not a “speed boat” driving course. There are elements of high speed manoeuvring covered but majority of practical boat handling covered is at slow speed.
The course will include the following:
- Preparation of boat and crew
- Launching & recovery
- Pre-start checks
- Boat handling
- Picking up moorings
- Leaving and coming alongside a quay and other boats
- Basic theory of collision regulations
- Rope work