The Powerboat Handling course is the next step in the Australian Sailing accredited pathway to learn to drive a powerboat. It is ideal for adults and teenagers (12yrs +) who wish to extend their knowledge and practical skills.
This course is designed to improve your boat handling skills especially in confined areas such as marinas and in swell & waves. You will learn about boat safety & equipment requirements, pre-departure checks, engine & fuel checks, course navigation and passage planning. Advanced techniques include man-overboard recovery, boat handling in swell & waves as well as towing techniques. You will also have the opportunity to work through a number of Case Studies relating to boat safety.
This course is highly recommended for those who wish to extend their boat handling skills in a variety of situations & sea states. It satisfies the requirements to gain a General Boat Licence and also one of the pre-requisites for a Dinghy Instructor course. This course is considered a minimum national standard for powerboat drivers involved in Club sailing activities. It readies you for other progressive courses in the powerboat program such as Safety Boat Operator.
Course Length: 1+1/2 days (8:15am to 4:45pm & 8:15am to 12:15pm – includes 30minute break on long day)
Course Pre-study Required: Yes.
Minimum Age: 12 years
Minimum number of participants: 3
Maximum number of participants: 4
Cost: $295 per person
Includes: 12 hours instruction, use of personal safety equipment and powerboat, National Powerboat Program logbook and National Powerboating Workbook. By successfully completing one of our Powerboat Handling courses you will also be issued with an Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling certificate – which is recognised nationally.
You may collect your National Powerboating Workbook as soon as you have completed enrolment. Please email the [email protected] and advise when you’ld like to collect your book. You may collect it from the NCYC Administration Office or from the Club bar (with pre-arrangement).
You should study the following chapters to assist you to complete the written test on the day of your course:
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8