The most popular course we do, for those who have just bought a boat and need confidence to go out and handle it safely with the basic knowledge needed, or just to learn and see if it is something they and their family want to take up. If you have your own boat we recommend you do it in that. A largely practical intensive two day course for boat handling and seamanship in small powerboats. The majority of this course is practical and afloat but there will be a need for some theory, we try to do this on the water.
If you have experience we can do a fast track direct assessment course. Have your own boat? we recommend you do the course on it.
You will be required to wear a lifejacket at all times while afloat. We can provide these and waterproofs if required.
£295 per person, max 3 students on each boat. (10% discount if you bring 3 people)
One to one tuition:
£425. Price includes a copy of Start Powerboating and a RYA Syllabus & Log Book.
Preparation: safety equipment
Boat handling under way (this constitutes the majority of the course) effects of current and tide.
Securing to a buoy, coming alongside in various conditions/circumstances, anchoring, High speed manoeuvres, S turns, U turns, emergency stop, man overboard.
Theory work: buoyage systems, basic understanding of charts, compass, weather, tides and tidal streams, IRPCS Rules of the road
Collection available from Lymington if required.