RYA Powerboat Level 1 ICC course
From £129, based out of Fowey.
Our fully inclusive RYA powerboat level 1 course costs just £129 per person for this 1 day course. We always include everything you need to complete this course except lunch. This is the recommended course for junior powerboaters.
We would recommend any person 14 years old or over takes the RYA powerboat Level 2 course as the content of Level 1 is covered in greater depth in the Level 2 course.
Summary of whats included :-
- RYA powerboat instructor.
- Waterproof gear and lifejacket.
- Classroom with charts, books, tea & coffee.
- RYA "Start Powerboating" booklet with completion certificate.
Previous Experience Required: None.
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course Syllabus
Aim: To provide a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats.
- Launch and Recovery.
- Considerations to be taken during the launch.
- The use of a trailer or launching trolley.
- Considerations to be taken regarding sea conditions and hazards.
- Construction, width and condition of ramp/slipway.
- Preparation of boat and crew.
- Personal buoyancy and appropriate clothing.
- The use of the following equipment: lines, fenders, anchor and warp, bailer, fire extinguisher, pump, paddles/oars, compass, flares, torch, whistle, charts, first aid kit, sharp knife.
- Perform the following: fasten a cleat and stow an anchor.
- Boat handling.
- Planning of boats: propeller angle and immersion, use of shallow drive.
- Low speed handling: ahead and astern.
- Displacement boats: handling ahead and astern, carrying way in neutral.
- How to carry out pre-start checks, including fuel tank and fuel bulb.
- Steering controls and windage.
- Steer and control boat speed.
- Start and stop the engine.
- Demonstrate the use of an appropriate length kill cord at all times.
- Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy.
- Preparation of mooring warps.
- Use of a boat hook.
- Method of approach.
- Crew communication.
- Making fast.
- Leaving and coming alongside.
- Wind effect.
- Approach in tidal stream or current.
- Leaving - ahead or astern
- Demonstrate the use of painter, lines and fenders, attachment to boat, stowage under way.
- Control speed and angle approach.
- Make fast alongside.
- Being towed.
- Preparing own lines for towing.
- Accepting a tow.
- Securing tow lines.
- Trim and balance under tow.
- Loading and balancing the boat and the effect on handling and performance.
- Local bye laws and insurance.
- Crew numbers: minimum number in the boat, keeping a look-out.
- Awareness of other water users, including effect of wash.
- Application or IRPCS. Understanding rules 5 & 6, conduct around commercial shipping in confined waters.