RYA Level 1 Introduction to Powerboating

Level 1 Pic Lake

 

 

This 1 day course provides a practical introduction to boat handling skills and is ideal for younger members of the boating family.

RYA Level 1 Introduction to Powerboating Course Syllabus

   

AIM:           To provide a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats.

  

SECTION A

 

Practical boat handling

 

1.                Launching and recovery: (8 to 11 year olds to observe this session only)

 

                   Knowledge of:

 

Considerations to be taken during the launch

The use of a trailer or launching trolley

             Consideration to be taken regarding sea conditions and hazards

             Construction, width and condition of ramp/slipway

                       

2.                Preparation of boat and crew:

 

Understands:

  Personal buoyancy and appropriate clothing

The use of the following equipment: lines, fenders, anchor and warp, bailer, fire extinguisher, pump, paddles or oars, compass, flares, torch, whistle, charts, first aid kit, sharp knife

Can:

 

Perform the following: fasten to a cleat and stow an

 

3.                Boat Handling:

                  

Knowledge of:

 

Planing boats: propeller angle and immersion, use of shallow drive

                   Low speed handling: ahead and astern

                   Displacement boats: handling ahead and astern, carrying way in neutral

                  

Understands:

 

How to carry out pre-start checks, including fuel tank and fuel bulb

                   Steering controls and windage

 

Can:

 

Steer and control boat speed

Start and stop engine

Demonstrate the use of an appropriate length kill cord at all times

4.                Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy:

 

Knowledge of:

 

Preparation of mooring warps

                   Use of a boat hook

                   Method of approach

Crew communication

Making fast

                       

5.                Leaving and coming alongside:

 

Knowledge of:

 

Wind effect

Approach in tidal stream or current

 

Understands:

 

Leaving - ahead or astern

 

                   Can:

 

Demonstrate the use of painter, lines and fenders, attachment to boat, stowage under way

                   Control speed and angle of approach 

                   Make fast alongside

 

6.                Being towed:

 

                   Knowledge of:

 

Preparing own lines for towing

Accepting a tow

Securing tow lines

Trim and balance under tow

                  

SECTION B

 

Theory

 

Knowledge of:

 

Loading and balancing the boat and the effect on handling and performance

Local byelaws and insurance

 

Understands:

 

Crew numbers: minimum number in the boat, keeping a look-out

Awareness of other water users, including effect of wash

Application of IRPCS. Understands rules 5, 6, and conduct around commercial shipping in confined waters

 

 

Course Fee £150.00 per person 

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