This is a basic powerboating course for the novice or for young people. A one day course, level one acts as a confidence boosting introduction to boating and going to sea.
Level 2 provides a more comprehensive course over two days.
The content of the course covers slow and high-speed boat handling, the basics of local Navigation, charts, tides, rules of the road and the skills and techniques required to help you enjoy daytime boating.
The Day Cruising Course builds and expands on the Level 2 certificate.
The course extends the candidates knowledge of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of coastal boating. With extra navigational techniques, passage planning, tide work and further boat handling skills, the syllabus should prepare the candidate for making coastal passages safely and with confidence.
Boat handling, seamanship, pilotage, Navigation, safety and confidence by day and night are the things that the candidate will bring away from this course. The syllabus is designed around the needs of commercial powerboaters and includes a night passage exercise and practical heavy weather handling where possible.
R.Y.A. Courses are provided in association with our partner R.Y.A. training centre.