RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 1 OVERVIEW:
RYA Powerboat Level 1 is the first course in the RYA Powerboat Training Scheme, this one-day course offers a taster and introduction to the sport of powerboating. Sometime referred to as the RYA PB1 Course, it is suitable for complete beginners, however most people book the Powerboat Level 2 Course (2 days) as this includes everything in the Level 1 and is more comprehensive.
The Powerboat Level 1 is a short, one day course, run from 0915 to 1645. We run this popular course most weekends and some weekdays.
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 1 PRE REQUISITES
There are no pre-requisites for this course, although a minimum age of 8 years applies. Complete powerboating beginners will find this course a useful introduction to the sport.
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 1 CONTENT:
Your Instructor will start by showing you the basics of boat handling and ensure that you spend several hours on the wheel as well as crewing for the other students.
For those who want a bit more speed, there will be an opportunity for some planning speed handling in the afternoon. The student to instructor ratio will not exceed 3 to 1. Students will receive the RYA Powerboat Level 1 (PB1) Certificate, but for those who want to take up powerboating or require a licence for insurance purposes, we strongly recommend the full two day combined RYA Level 1 & 2 Powerboat Course instead.
- Use of a powerboat and fuel
- Loan of a life jacket
- RYA Level 1 Powerboat Certificate
- Free on street parking
- Tea & Coffee
- Wet weather gear (this can be hired for £5 a day)
- Lunch (Can be bought locally, but we recommend a packed lunch)
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 1 COURSE RATIOS:
This course will run with no more than 3 students per boat/instructor, sometimes less.
As a flexible course, there are many ways to book:
You can book as an individual on either a standard or youth course, as appropriate.
Alternatively, you can book as a whole family or group (up to 3 students per boat).
WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR YOUR RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 1 COURSE?
Chieftain Training is a family run organisation with a strong ethos committed to delivering the best quality training courses. We want you to learn and get the skills you sign up for, but we also want you to have fun.
Our Director has been in the business for three decades and know what works best. He trains new Instructors on behalf of the RYA and picks the best to work with us so we can offer our customers a consistently high quality course. It doesn’t matter which course you book onto or on which date: you will be guaranteed to receive the best level of training possible.
We are a training company, we do not get distracted by charter, holiday, boat sales or anything else. Our sole interest is in training. We think it important for our students to learn with high quality, modern kit, so this is what we provide as standard. Our XS Powerboats (6 & 7m) were bought specifically for training purposes.
We have a RYA Powerboat Advanced Trainer on our full time staff (this is the highest powerboat appointment within the RYA schemes). As a result, our Instructors are kept on their toes, delivering a consistently high standard and course content will always be fresh and up to date.