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Irish National Sailing School

Introduction to Powerboating (Level 1) C-2

Start Date: January 27, 2024
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 receive the Irish Sailing Introduction to Powerboating Certificate. The course runs from 10am until 5pm. Evening courses are from 6pm until 9pm. From here you can move on to the (National Powerboat Certificate) Level 2 course.

Overview

Course Title :
Introduction to Powerboating
Course Times :
1-day, 10am-5pm
Course Fees :
€185
Minimum Age :
16 years
Accreditation :
Irish Sailing Association

Who should do this course?

No previous experience required! If you have 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.

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
  • 3 students to 1 instructor per boat

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

 

Courses for 2024 are now available to book. See our full listing below.

  • Course 1: Saturday 13th January
  • Course 2: Saturday 27th January

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

  • Course 3: Saturday 17th February
  • Course 4: Saturday 24th February

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

  • Course 5: Saturday 9th March
  • Course 6: Saturday 16th March

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

  • Course 7: Saturday 13th April
  • Course 8: Saturday 20th April
  • Course 9: Saturday 27th April

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day

  • Course 10: Sunday 12th May
  • Course 11: Sunday 19th May
  • Course 12: Sunday 26th May

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

  • Course 13: Tuesday 4th June
  • Course 14: Wednesday 5th June
  • Course 15: Saturday 8th June
  • Course 16: Saturday 15th June
  • Course 17: Saturday 22nd June
  • Course 18: Saturday 29th June

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

  • Course 19: Saturday 6th July
  • Course 20: Tuesday 16th July
  • Course 21: Wednesday 17th July
  • Course 22: Saturday 20th July
  • Course 23: Saturday 27th July

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

  • Course 24: Saturday 10th August
  • Course 25: Saturday 17th August
  • Course 26: Saturday 24th August
  • Course 27: Saturday 31st August

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

  • Course 28: Saturday 7th September
  • Course 29: Saturday 14th September
  • Course 30: Saturday 21st September
  • Course 31: Saturday 28th September

Courses run from 10am-5pm each day.

  • star ratingAmazing! Well worth it and I enjoyed every bit of it! - Firstly, Jess (our instructor) was amazing! I was a bit nervous starting this course as I didn't know what to expect but Jess made it so easy to understand everything and I absolutely, thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it! As a result, I'll be booking more courses with them soon.

    I think the school is excellent, the structure of the courses are excellent and the instructors are very very good at what they do and I just want to thank Jess and everyone else involved for not only making it an excellent weekend but also giving me an interest in something that I want to stick with for the rest of my life!

    If there were 100 stars to choose from instead of just 5, I'd choose 110 ;)

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    12/09/2022
  • star ratingCompetent Crew Course - Excellent Instructor - Having done a few courses with the INSS over the summer of 2023, and some sailing on the Mediterranean, doing the Competent Crew course with others who were doing the Day Skipper course at the same time was the highlight of my time learning how to sail. The reason it was the highlight was largely due to the course instructor Shona O'Dowd (I made certain to get her full name before leaving to give her the credit she deserved). Huge knowledge and experience mixed with a great attitude, with friendliness, patience and approachability making Shona stand out and make each day of the course something to look forward to regardless of weather or experience level. Shona guided practical use of all facets of sailing knowledge excellently and never micromanaged or tried to exert too much control, thereby never limiting the learning that can take place for students.

    This teaching style is difficult to find, having seen a variety of instructors and their styles, in different countries and even within the INSS, and so you will be very lucky if you get Shona on your boat when it comes your turn to learn the ropes (literally). All in all, the Competent Crew course was very enjoyable, and I just wanted to give credit where it was due.

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    20/08/2023
  • star ratingRockpooling & kayaking - We did once off rock pooling and kayaking and it was great fun. The kids had great fun and they allowed me to go ith them too. In the end the kids jumped off the pontoon and it was just pure giggles and laughs

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    05/08/2018
  • star ratingHooked! - My 12 year old goes to Saturday sailing club after doing summer camp. He’s hooked and absolutely loves it! The instructors are great and very good with the kids - if you live locally with kids, it’s a no brainier!

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    08/10/2022
  • star ratingGreat experience  - Came here with my mom for a stand up paddle board rental, the staff went above and beyond to be super friendly and the experience was great and good value!

    avatar thumb lizzyvallely
    28/07/2020
  • star ratingAdvanced Power Boat Course - I would recommend anyone looking to improve their skills to attend this course. Excellent facilities, boats and really good instruction. Good craic with the group too. Will definitely do this again even though I got the cert.

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    05/12/2022
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