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Youth - RYA Powerboat Level 1 - 1 day


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Price from £170.50

Key Course Information

Course Duration: 1 day
Running Times: 09.15 - 16.30
Awarded Certificates: RYA Powerboat level 1
Minimum standard: None
Minimum Age: 8 yrs
The Powerboat Level 1 Course is a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats.  The issued certificate will be endorsed to show the type of boat in which the training took place. 
Youth Powerboat Level 1 is for ages 8-11 yrs, from the age of 12 you can take the Youth Level 2 Powerboat Handling course.

During the day we aim to cover the following;
Providing an introduction to powerboating, techniques for launching and recovery, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.
It is a great taster course into Powerboating, it's also a perfect course for those children that go boating with their families to ensure they can take an active part of your outings afloat.

Key learning points:
This course is in effect a scaled down version of Level 2 focussing purely on the practical handling elements of Level 2. During the course almost all of the time is spent on the water practising manoeuvres but there is also time to look at the safety aspects of boating.
  • Launching and Recovery (8 to 11-year olds to observe this session only)
  • Preparation of boat and crew.
  • Boat handling
  • Propeller angle/immersion, use of shallow drive.
  • Low speed handling, ahead and astern
  • Steering, controls and windage
  • Steer and control speed
  • Start/stop engine
  • Demonstrate the use of a killcoard at all times.
  • Picking up a mooring.
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • There are also theory elements to the course.
Our friendly instructors will be with you every step of the way, offering clear instruction, guidance and encouragement. 

Plas Menai will provide all necessary personal protective clothing including waterproofs, buoyancy aids and helmets.
Please bring with you;
  • Suitable warm clothing to wear (under our free to use waterproofs)
  • Hat, gloves, sun screen
  • Wellies / shoes - that may get wet
  • 50p for locker

For children 12 yrs and over they might prefer the 2 day RYA Powerboat Level 2 youth course.

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Youth - RYA Powerboat Level 2 - 2 days

Youth - RYA Powerboat Level 2 - 2 days

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