The aim of the two day Level 1 & 2 Powerboat course is to provide a practical introduction to boat handling and associated knowledge. The course is conducted with a maximum 3:1 student to Instructor ratio using a variety of craft and is suitable for those with little or no previous experience. A one day assessment course is available for those with previous knowledge and experience. This course is suited for people who wish to drive mainly small, open sports type boats whether for their own pleasure or in connection with another activity such as sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing or water ski-ing.
There is no age limit for powerboat courses but the RYA would not recommend under 16's being left in charge of a powerboat without supervision. If you have what may be classed as a 'leisure / cruising' craft you will probably benefit more from the RYA Inland Waters Helmsman's Certificate course. Take a look at the Powerboat Level 1 & 2 syllabus, or the Inland Waters Helmsman's Certificate syllabus. If you have any doubts regarding which course would be the most suitable for you please do not hesitate to get in touch and we can chat through your requirements.
Powerboat courses are arranged by mutual agreement. When we have confirmed a mutually agreeable date you can forward the completed booking form together with your cheque to secure your booking.
You will need to bring a packed lunch, waterproof clothing, suitable soft-soled shoes and a passport sized photo for the licence.
The course timings are 0930hrs. start and finish approximately 1700hrs