RYA Powerboat Level 1 Beginner Course
An introduction to boating techniques, close quarter manoeuvres and safety equipment. Powerboat Level 1 for ages 8 – 11 year olds or for those not wanting to carry out any high speed manoeuvres. Read more…
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This is 1 day of training aimed at young people or those who do not wish to travel at high speeds. Learn some boat handling techniques in our sheltered waters near the beautiful Falmouth, Cornwall.
The RYA Powerboat Level 1 course is aimed at 8 – 11 year olds and for crew who do not want to helm at high speeds. Handling a motor boat requires training and skill. Making sure you know all the aspects of a speedboat before you go afloat. There are certain recommended methods for each slow manoeuvre in a powerboat, all of these are listed below. For high speed manouevres, you will need to go straight to the Level 2 for this.
Preparation of boat and crew, boat handling, picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed
You do not need to take the Level 1 course before you take the Level 2 course.
Under 16 year olds should be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times during boat handling.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS WEAR THE KILL CORD
We had ample practice time on the water taking it in turns to burn up Matts never ending patience as we practiced coming alongside, 360 degree slow turns with the boat as well as higher speed manoeuvres and man overboard.
I would recommend anyone interested go along and sign up - I will be back
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Is sailing and powerboating sustainable/environmentally friendly?
RYA Green Blue sustainability scheme
Raising awareness amongst industry and users
Reducing harmful discharges
Reducing environmental disturbance
Encouraging sustainable choices
Mylor Sailing School is also a member of Surfers Against Sewage’s (SAS) 250 business club which is part of a network driving forward a movement for change to protect the UK’s unique coastal environment.
Go to the Surfers Against Sewage website for all their details and campaigns. You can also get involved!!!