The National Powerboat Program offers a range of courses from beginner through to advanced. The three-step program covers both theory and practical to increase knowledge and skill.
Learning can be conducted on a variety of different powerboats of different sizes including rigid inflatables & tinnies and teaches skills for inshore & offshore activity.
The lower age limit for training is 12 years old, however Australian Sailing recommends anyone under the age of 16 years to be under the supervision of an adult when operating a powerboat. We specialise in courses for dinghy-instructors-in-training who require the Powerboat Handling certificate as part of their qualification.
The courses we offer here at the NCYC, as an accredited Discover Sailing Centre, are conducted by experienced & Australian Sailing qualified instructors. Your instructor will follow the syllabus for each course and sign off the relevant section once this is completed. On completion of the syllabus you will receive an electronic certificate.
The 1-day Start Powerboating course is designed to meet the National competencies for boat licencing, and as such is well recognised throughout Australia. Roads & Maritime NSW recognise the Australian Sailing Start Powerboating certificate and this may be submitted for the direct granting of a NSW General Boat Licence. NSW boat licence applicants who complete an Australian Sailing powerboat course will need to:
- Fill in an application for a Boat Drivers Licence
- Present proof of identity
- Complete an eye test
- Submit their Australian Sailing course completion certificate
- Pay the licence fee.