RYA Powerboat Level 1 Scheme
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Training
RYA Training School Eastbourne, East Sussex

RYA Powerboat Level One Course

RYA Powerboating Level 1 Course in Eastbourne, East Sussex

RYA Powerboat Level 1 TrainingThe RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course is a one day course, provided by Sea Training Sussex (STS), and provides a practical introduction to boat handling and Safety in powerboats.

This training course is for those keen for a basic introduction to powerboating and those considering buying their first boat. Additionally, partners of boaters can use the training course to acquire the skills necessary to handle a craft in an emergency. This course provides you with the basics in powerboat handling and safety.

The RYA Powerboat Level 1 Training Course syllabus is also an appropriate entry-level course for introducing children to powerboating and is ideal if your children use a tender or dinghy around the marina. We aim to teach 95% of this course on the water.

Training Course Content:

  • Launch and recovery
  • Preparation of boat
  • Powerboat Handling
  • Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Being towed

Many students tend to go straight on to Level 2, which is perfectly acceptable for beginners, but we would recommend an RYA Powerboat Level 1 as a starting point for the more hesitant or nervous.

For those who already own their own boat, considering buying or those wishing to develop their boat handling skills should consider the Powerboat Level 2 Training Course which covers all the topics in far more detail.

Course details

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Course duration 1 day
Minimum age 8 years
Course content Preparation: launching and recovery, safety equipment, pre-start checks, personal buoyancy. Boat handling and manoeuvres: starting and stopping, use of kill cord, steering controls, securing to a buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed. Theory and background: IRPCS, ropework, awareness of other water users.
Course cost £135 per person / £195 with 1:1 tuition / £250 for 3 students.

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