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.


A one day introduction to powerboating.


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Requirements & Outcomes


Assumed knowledge


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