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RYA Powerboat Level 1

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Price: £365 per person

Duration: 2 days, 10:00 – 16:00

Teaching ratio: 1 instructor to 3 students, max 3 students per boat

Minimum age: 8 years old

Pre-requisites: None required

The RYA Powerboat Level 1 is a fantastic introduction to driving boats for kids aged 8-12. Key elements covered on the course include:

  • How to drive a boat safely at slow speeds and quickly
  • How to moor alongside a pontoon or jetty
  • How to pick up a mooring
  • Basic ropework and knots
  • Basic chartwork
  • Safety equipment, how to use it and why it’s important.
  • Man overboard rescue procedure

Whilst the RYA Powerboat Level 1 course can be taught in one day, we teach ours over 2 days to ensure that students leave the course armed with enough experience and time behind the wheel. It also allows us to spend some time focusing on certain areas for longer, depending on the needs of the student – we often spend time learning about the specifics of driving safely in the busy Salcombe Harbour as this is often a skill that parents are keen to develop.

We provide all safety equipment, and can provide waterproofs if needed. All we ask is that you come with appropriate footwear (wellies or trainers depending on the weather!) and plenty of water, suncream and lunch!

Note: if you are looking to do a course with your child(ren), the PB1 and PB2 course can be taught simultaneously, with the younger students awarded their Level 1 and older students taught the more complex skills and awarded their PB2 at the end of the two-days.