This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. It can either be taken as a standalone course or integrated into the two-day level 2 course.
Assumed knowledge: None
Minimum duration : 1 day
Minimum Age: 8 years
Course Content: Launch and recovery (8-11 year-olds just observe), preparation of boat and crew, boat handling etc.
Note: Certificates issued to 8-16-year-olds can only be used under the supervision of a responsible adult.
The course is delivered by our RYA qualified Powerboat instructor.
During the course you will cover:
How to set up a boat ready to go to sea
Basic engine checks
Launch and recovery of a boat (if you want to use your own boat and trailer for this please let us know)
What Safety gear you should have and how to wear or use it.
How to start/stop the boat
How to work with and against the elements during slow boat manoeuvres
Different techniques of coming alongside and leaving a berth
Slow speed drills, we use the saying, 'Slow is Pro'
Ropes and knots
Knowledge of how to tow a boat (salvage)
Local regulations and where to find them
How to avoid an accident at sea using the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea - IRPCS
Understanding the weather
Using an Almanac to get the tide times and other info
Chart work and basic navigation covering the buoyage system
It also includes close quarters handling
High speed manoeuvres
Man overboard recovery and collision regulations.The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
The theoretical part of the course is held at our M17481 premises. The practical part is then delivered on our RYA accredited 5.5M RIB.
The course fee includes course materials and end of course certificate.
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We are a company specialising in delivering RYA tuition and the provision of yacht charters in Malta.
We deliver a range of internationally recognised RYA courses for both sail and power. So whether you're looking at a full-time job in the maritime sector or if it's just pleasure, we will guide and prepare...
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