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The Powerboat Level 1 Course is a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats.  The issued certificate will be endorsed to show the type of boat in which the training took place. 

Youth Powerboat Level 1 is for ages 8-11 yrs, from the age of 12 you can take the Youth Level 2 Powerboat Handling course.

RYA Youth Powerboat Level 1: 

  • Launching and Recovery (8 to 11 year olds to observe this session only)
  • Preparation of boat and crew.
  • Boat handling
    • Propeller angle/immersion, use of shallow drive.
    • Low speed handling, ahead and astern
    • Steering, controls and windage
    • Steer and control speed
    • Start/stop engine
    • Demonstrate the use of a killcoard at all times.
  • Picking up a mooring.
  • Leaving and coming alongside

There are also theory elements to the course.

Our friendly instructors will be with you every step of the way, offering clear instruction, guidance and encouragement.  

Please bring a waterproof jacket, warm clothes and a hat if it's cold; if it's warm you will need sun screen, sunglasses, a hat and cool clothing. Whatever the weather you will also need footwear to wear on the water (old trainers).


 

 

 

Course Information

Duration: 1 Day

Time: 0915-1700

Certificate: YOUTH RYA Powerboat Level 1

Minimum Standard: Non

Age: 8-11 yrs.

Anyone under the age of 18 years must have a Parental Consent form completed and signed by a parent/guardian - this must be handed in to reception on arrival during registration, without this form participants will not be permitted to take part.

Accommodation: If you want to stay at the Centre during your course, please add the accommodation package to your booking 

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