To provide a basic practical introduction to boating on the water for those with no previous experience.
The course may be conducted either on your boat or on our school boat.
It is recommended that students continue to the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course after completion of the Powerboat Level 1 course.
This is not a classroom course and all the teaching is done afloat on a boat. Therefore there is a maximum ratio of 3 students to one instructor which provides a great quality learning environment.
This course is available as a ladies only course if requested. Sometimes we find that girls just like to stick together and prefer to learn about boating without having guys on the course. We have run many of these ladies only courses and find that they have been very well received.
- Launch and recovery
- Boat preparation
- Safety equipment
- Basic boat handling
- Basic seamanship
- An introduction to wind/tide interaction
- Rules of the road
By the end of this course, you should have a good basic understanding of how to safely operate a boat. It is very much about spending time on the water with an experienced instructor who can answer all your questions in addition to building your confidence.
We guarantee a great experience and a relaxed professional learning environment. So if you have every wondered how to drive a boat or any of the tricks and techniques behind becoming a proficient, confident boat handler, this course is for you.
Practical boating education is our core business. We are encouraging people to undertake these practical courses as there are so many things you can learn on these courses that it is just not possible to pick up in a classroom.
The RYA Powerboat Level 1 course is an internationally recognised qualification.