Powerboat

Introduction to Powerboating (Level 1)

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 recieve the Irish Sailing Introduction to Powerboating Certificate.

Who should do this course?

If you’ve 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.

If you have even a small bit of previous experience, you might consider the weekend long beginner’s course, the National Powerboat Certificate.

2021 Course Dates…

Course run on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 10am-5.30pm. The course fees are €149, which includes provision of all specialist gear.

  • Course 14: Friday 30th July - Fully Booked
  • Course 15: Friday 6th August - Fully Booked
  • Course 16: Saturday 14th August - Fully Booked
  • Course 17: Sunday 15th August - Fully Booked
  • Course 18: Sunday 5th September - Fully Booked
  • Course 19: Sunday 26th September - Fully Booked
  • Course 20: Saturday 30th October - Fully Booked

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Amendments to bookings due to COVID-19

  • In light of the current situation, we have significantly relaxed our booking terms and conditions. If courses cannot run due to issues relating to COVID-19 we will move bookings without penalty, or refund fees where a suitable alternative cannot be found.
  • Please see the current schedule alterations here.
  • If you make a future booking, please be reassured that if the course is unable to go ahead due to future restrictions we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.

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

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​Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course, its date and start / finish times. Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling. Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.


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