The Start Powerboating course is the first 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 skill of driving powerboats.
This course develops both your theory and practical skills to confidently take control of the wheel. You will learn about boat safety & equipment requirements, sourcing weather information and powerboat terminology. The important rules and navigation will be covered as well as passage planning, boat launching & docking, basic steering & maneuvering techniques and dealing with emergency situations. You will also have the opportunity to work through a number of Case Studies relating to boat safety.
Upon completion of this course you will have sufficient skills & knowledge to skipper a small powerboat.
This course is highly recommended for those who wish to competently skipper a powerboat and gain a General Boat Licence. It also readies you for other progressive courses in the powerboat program such as Powerboat Handling and Safety Boat Operator.
Course Length: 1 day (8:15am to 4:45pm, including 30minute break) – minimum of 8 hours instruction
Course Pre-study Required: Yes.
Minimum Age: 12 years
Minimum number of participants: 3
Maximum number of participants: 4
Cost: $240 per person
Includes: 8 hours instruction, use of personal safety equipment and powerboat, National Powerboat Program logbook and National Powerboating Workbook. By successfully completing one of our Start Powerboating courses you will also be issued with an Australian Sailing Start Powerboating 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