Introduction to Powerboating (Level 1)


Accreditation: Irish Sailing

Course Times: 10am-5pm (Evening courses: 6-9pm)

Course Duration: 1 day

Cost: €170

Minimum Age: 16+

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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.

To book this course:

Step 1:  Online payment, after which you will receive an email confirmation with a link to an online form.

Step 2:  Submission of the online form.

Your course booking will only be secured once both steps are completed.


Course Calendar

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Course 28: Saturday 16th September 2023

Saturday 16 September 2023


Course 29: Saturday 30th September 2023

Saturday 30 September 2023


Course 30: Sunday 8th October

Sunday 8th October


Course 31: Sunday 15th October

Sunday 15th October


Course 32: Sunday 22nd October

Sunday 22nd October


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