Many students go straight on to Level 2, this is perfectly ok for beginners, but we would recommend an RYA Powerboat Level 1 as a natural start for the more hesitant. 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 – 11 years & 12 – 16 endorsed certificate)|
|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. 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