RYA Level 1 Start Powerboating


New to powerboating? Want to know what it’s all about? Then book yourself on this course. This is a one-day introduction to powerboating and how to do the basics safely. All candidates will be issued with certification on successful completion, candidates under the age of 16 with be issued with an endorsed certificate.

Course content


  • Launching and recovering
  • Safety Equipment
  • Pre Start Checks

Boat Handling

  • Starting and stopping
  • Use of kill cord
  • Steering controls, securing to a buoy
  • Leaving and coming along side
  • Being towed

Theory and Background

  • IRPCS (International Regulation for the Prevention of Collision at Sea)
  • Ropework
  • Awareness of other water users

Pre-course requirements:

  • Must be over 8 years old

Costs & Dates

Group 3:1 2:1 1:1
Price per person: £155 £200 £310


There may be an extra fee for fuel costs.

Duration: 1 day

10:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 17:00

This course is run every:

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday