Start boating with the RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course
It you have decided to get out on the water and are looking for a great introductory RYA powerboat training course, then the RYA powerboat level 1 course is the ideal place to start. This course is perfect for children, young adults, and families that are new to boating and want to learn together, in addition to those that just want to experience an introductory day on the water.
If however, you are looking to charter, purchase or use a boat in the UK or Europe, the best course to undertake is the next level up – the RYA powerboat level 2course, including a free ICC assessment. Please see our RYA powerboat level 2 page for more details about this course.
Is the RYA Powerboat Level 1 course right for me?
This course is aimed at anyone who would like to get out on the water. It will give students a basic understanding of powerboating as the course focuses on boat handling and safety in powerboats. You’ll learn the importance of wearing a kill cord, launch and recovery skills and how to manouvre safely on the water.
Do I need previous experience?
No, this course is suitable for all students over the age of 8 years old. However, students under 16 will have their certificates endorsed as follows: “To be under supervision of a responsible adult”.
What will I learn?
This course is a great practical introduction to boat handling. The course content includes: anchoring, securing to moorings, turning in confined spaces, coming alongside, man overboard techniques, knowledge of safety equipment and the rules of the road.
By the end of the one day course you will be able to safely launch and recover a powerboat and feel confident completing simple manouvres such as picking up a mooring buoy.
How much is the course and what does it include?
This course is £183.00 per person. The course will be taught in a group, however there is a maximum group size of 3. Alternatively, the course can be run on a one to one basis at a cost of £550.00. This course is an especially popular option for families that want to be introduced to boating skills together.
Our prices are all inclusive and include fuel, moorings and expert tuition.