Powerboat Level 1 - General
The RYA Level One course is an introduction to boating and is best viewed as a ‘taster’ or a ‘competent crew’ course. A great course it gives those attending a good grounding in the basics plus spends time on the safety aspects of boating too.
The vast majority of Level 1 courses that we run are for young children as in our experience adults are best served by starting with the Powerboat Level 2 course. If though there are two of you we’re always happy to schedule a date to suit. For a parent attending with a young child (or two) the Level 1 course can be a great day afloat.
1 day from 9am to 5pm (may finish about 4pm depending on whether children on the course are getting tired.)
Minimum Age & prior experience
For Level 1 the minimum age is 8 and no prior boating experience is necessary.
We use either our 6.8m or 7.8m Ribcrafts for this course.
Instructor – student ratio
3 students to 1 Instructor per boat.
As you will see from elsewhere on our website we pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our Instructors and particularly their ability to instruct in a fun, patient and encouraging manner.
What subjects does this course cover?
This course is in effect a scaled down version of Level 2 focussing purely on the practical handling elements of Level 2. During the course almost all of the time is spent on the water practising manouvres but there is also time to look at the safety aspects of boating. There are no classroom based theory sessions.
Some of the topics that we cover during the course include:
- Launching & recovery
- Boat handling
- Approaching and securing to a buoy
- Leaving and coming alongside
- Handling a boat at planing speed
- Man overboard
Powerboat Level 1 - Enquire
Thank you for your interest in this course.
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