Powerboat Courses

Due to Coronavirus bookings for all courses are currently suspended

 

Level 1 Start Powerboating

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.

Requirements & Outcomes

Assumed knowledge None
Minimum duration 1 day
Minimum age 8.   Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate
Course content Launch and recovery (8-11 year olds observe)
Preparation of boat and crew, boat handling,  picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed
Ability after the course Able to drive under supervision

 

Powerboat Handling Level 2

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations. The course can be taken at an inland or a coastal location.

Requirements & Outcomes

Assumed knowledge None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating
Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age 12.

Course content

Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard

Ability after the course

Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft