For safeguarding purposes we do not to mix 8 – 16 year old with unknown adults. Therefore courses for 16 year old’s and under are organised on a 1:1 or family / friend basis as a bespoke or group price. Please call to discuss dates.
How can I take this course?
For the RYA Powerboat Level 1 course we train in our 5.5m Ribcraft rib ‘Kake’. Classroom work will be undertaken at the Mendez Marine office.
|Minimum duration||1 day – generally 9am – 5pm|
|Minimum age||8 years – 8 – 14 year olds will need to have a parent available during the day|
|Maximum Student : Instructor Ratio||3 : 1|
|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.|
|Materials supplied||G48 Start Powerboating and Certificate|
|Recommended books||G60 Pocket Guide to Boating Knots, G20 RYA Powerboat Scheme; syllabus and log book, G13 Powerboat Handbook. All recommended books can be purchased from the office.|
The certificate for 8-11 year olds will be endorsed as follows: “The holder should only use a powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult on board the craft.” The certificate for 12 – 16 year olds will be endorsed as follows: “The holder should only use a powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult.”View all upcoming dates