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.

2022 Course Dates

Courses run on Saturdays or Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The course fees are €169, which includes provision of all specialist gear. Courses have 3 places unless indicated otherwise.

  • Course 1: Saturday 26th February - 1 place available
  • Course 2: Saturday 12th March - Fully Booked
  • Course 3: Saturday 9th April
  • Course 4: Saturday 23rd April
  • Course 5: Saturday 21st May - Fully Booked
  • Course 6: Saturday 28th May
  • Course 7: Saturday 11th June
  • Course 8: Saturday 18th June
  • Course 9: Saturday 25th June
  • Course 10: Saturday 2nd July
  • Course 11: Saturday 9th July
  • Course 12: Saturday 16th July
  • Course 13: Saturday 6th August
  • Course 14: Saturday 13th August
  • Course 15: Saturday 20th August
  • Course 16: Saturday 27th August
  • Course 17: Saturday 3rd September
  • Course 18: Saturday 10th September 
  • Course 19: Saturday 17th September

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Amendments to bookings due to COVID-19

If you make a future booking, please be reassured that if the course is unable to go ahead due to public health restrictions we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Since the 7th of December 2021 the EU Digital COVID Certificate is required for attending programmes such as the ones we offer. We will apply, expand and restrict this measure in line with regulations in place at the time of the programme. We will not refund fees where someone is unable to produce an EU Digital COVID Certificate at the time of their programme.

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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