Introduction to Powerboating (Level 1)

Overview

Course Times: 1-day, 10am-5pm

Course Fees: €185

Minimum Age: 16 years

Accreditation: Irish Sailing Association

This course is the ideal one-day introduction to powerboating. Gain experience in a variety of different craft, including our high-speed RIBs. At the end of this course you’ll receive the Irish Sailing Introduction to Powerboating Certificate. The course runs from 10am until 5pm. Evening courses are from 6pm until 9pm. From here you can move on to the (National Powerboat Certificate) Level 2 course.

Who should do this course?

No previous experience required! If you have never driven a powerboat before and are looking for an informative and exhilarating day on the water this is for you. Participants must be aged 16 years or older.

What’s covered?

  • Preparation of powerboat for going to sea
  • Starting the engine and safety checks
  • Basic manoeuvres and ropework, e.g. parking and tying up to a dock
  • Undertaking a RIB trip
  • High Speed Handling
  • What to do in a Man Over Board situation
  • 3 students to 1 instructor per boat

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

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  • Course 7: Saturday 13th April
  • Course 8: Saturday 20th April
  • Course 9: Saturday 27th April

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day

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  • Course 10: Sunday 12th May
  • Course 11: Sunday 19th May
  • Course 12: Sunday 26th May

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

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  • Course 13: Tuesday 4th June
  • Course 14: Wednesday 5th June
  • Course 15: Saturday 8th June
  • Course 16: Saturday 15th June
  • Course 17: Saturday 22nd June
  • Course 18: Saturday 29th June

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

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  • Course 19: Saturday 6th July
  • Course 20: Tuesday 16th July
  • Course 21: Wednesday 17th July
  • Course 22: Saturday 20th July
  • Course 23: Saturday 27th July

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

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  • Course 24: Saturday 10th August
  • Course 25: Saturday 17th August
  • Course 26: Saturday 24th August
  • Course 27: Saturday 31st August

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

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  • Course 28: Saturday 7th September
  • Course 29: Saturday 14th September
  • Course 30: Saturday 21st September
  • Course 31: Saturday 28th September

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

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    April 1, 2018

    star rating  Really lovely staff, super friendly. Would highly recommend the kayak and paddle board rentals! Great with a small group or big group.

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    June 25, 2020

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    October 8, 2022