RYA Powerboat level 1 - Start powerboating

The 1 day RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course provides an introduction to powerboating, techniques for launching and recovery, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. Course prices from £150.00 per person. 

This is a great course as a powerboat taster or if you're not sure if you'd like to commit to a powerboat level 2 course (though this is NOT a requirement before taking Powerboat level 2. Its also a perfect course for those that crew on a powerboat or for children. 


Previous Experience: None

Minimum Age: 12 years (those aged between 12-15 years will receive an endorsed certificate)

Minimum Age (own boat): 8 years (those aged between 8-15 years will receive an endorsed certificate. 

Student Ratio: Maximum 3 students per instructor / boat

Course Content

  • Launching & Recovery
  • Preparation of boat and crew
  • Boat handling at low speed
  • Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Being towed
  • IRPCS (rules of the road)
  • Man Overboard

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