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Irish National Sailing School

Introduction to Powerboating (Level 1) C-7

Start Date: April 13, 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.

 

Gear
We provide lifejackets and waterproof gear if needed.

What to bring

It is necessary to bring the following

  • Warm Clothes – bring & wear plenty of layers
  • Bottled Water
  • Footwear – old trainers
  • Packed Lunch - or lunch can be purchased from our Café
  • star ratingGreat atmosphere - Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a day out or lessons. Paddle board and kayak rentals are lots of fun.

    avatar thumb Seandow103
    24/06/2020
  • 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 ;)

    avatar thumb 1V426
    12/09/2022
  • star ratingGreat sailing school in the tidal waters of Dublin Bay - I have just done the RYA Competent Crew course here, five-days aboard the 36-foot Beaufort Venture under the guidance of instructor Gary Curran. The whole week surpassed my expectations, and I cannot praise Gary's teaching style highly enough. We covered the syllabus with clear, safety-focused instructions, followed by lots of hands-on practice. He was patient when things didn't always go right first time, and challenged us to step up our skills when he thought we were ready. We got lots and lots of sailing in conditions ranging from 10 to 30 knots of wind, and the Beaufort Venture is a comfortable and forgiving boat to sail. I won't name check my wonderful shipmates, but I can say that after this week of instruction and encouragement I've raised my sailing ambitions to a higher level. The INSS under Kenny Rumball are super-well organised, and supported us with all the advice, equipment, clothing and food we needed. A great week, and I strongly recommend the INSS to anyone wanting to start sailing or to build their skills.

    avatar thumb PatrickKinsella
    01/07/2017
  • star ratingExcellent experience all round. Best of all was how real every dimension was approached, from sailing as a theoretical and practical activity, with complexity and simplicity in balance, to great food, great feedback, honesty and integrity.

    avatar thumb bobsS9026OX
    21/01/2024
  • 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

    avatar thumb Shyamis
    05/08/2018
  • 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
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