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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.  

 


Plas Menai will provide all necessary personal protective clothing including wetsuits, waterproofs, buoyancy aids and helmets.

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • Swimming togs & towel
  • Footwear for on the water
  • Sock that cover your ankles
  • 50p for locker

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU BOOK WITH PLAS MENAI NATIONAL OUTDOOR CENTRE

Plas Menai fully supports the government guidelines on the current Covid-19 situation. Following Government advice, we have everything in place to operate safely and follow these guidelines.

  • Pre book your paddle adventure online. Booking in advance is essential. We cannot accommodate walk in bookings.
  • A booking confirmation will be sent out to your email address including all information you will need before arriving at the centre.
  • Waivers are online only; a link will be included in your email confirmation for you to complete on your own computer or phone. If we do not receive a completed waiver from you and additional participants, we cannot take you on your activity.
  • Arrive 10 mins before your adventure start time to collect your kit, kitting up and instructor briefing.
  • If you have your own wetsuits it is preferable to bring them, if not, our instructors will allocate your wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet that will have all been cleaned within manufacturer guidelines.

During this time, we have had to adapt areas of our service to ensure staff and customers are kept safe. Find out how we are reopening safely here.


Why not check out our other youth courses and make 2021 all about experiencing new adventures

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Course Information

Duration: 1 Day

Time: 09.00 - 16.45

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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