Powerboat Courses

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.

2020 Course Dates…

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

  • Course 1: Saturday 28th March
  • Course 2: Saturday 18th April
  • Course 3: Sunday 3rd May
  • Course 4: Saturday 23rd May
  • Course 5: Saturday 6th June
  • Course 6: Saturday 27th June
  • Course 7: Saturday 11th July
  • Course 8: Saturday 25th July
  • Course 9: Saturday 8th August
  • Course 10: Saturday 29th August
  • Course 11: Saturday 19th September
  • Course 12: Saturday 3rd October


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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.

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