Duration: 2 Day / Age: 12+ / Click for bookings or open course dates
This two-day course will, through sessions mainly afloat, equip you with the background knowledge and basic skills to operate a planing powerboat in a safe seamanlike manner. A favourable teaching ratio of 1:3 will ensure you have maximum hands-on practice driving slow, fast, turning, stopping and also close manoeuvring in a marina. Anchoring, recovering lost ‘crew’ from the water, and practical understanding of buoyage, ‘rule of the road’ and the use and limitations of GPS are all included.
Experienced powerboat handlers may achieve this award by a short, essentially practical, direct assessment. Please contact the centre. Successful students under 16 will receive an endorsed certificate.