This course particularly suits those who are keen for a basic introduction to power boating.
Those considering buying a boat can get a good idea about boating by attending, and partners of boaters can use the course to acquire the skills necessary to handle a craft in an emergency if their partner is incapacitated. Those with their own boat, or acquiring one, should take the Level 2 course (which covers things in far more depth) - achieving Level 1 is NOT a prerequisite before attending Level 2 training so Level 1 can be bypassed if required.
The shore-based element of the day will cover personal buoyancy, insurance, loading and how this effects handling and performance, balance and trim, crew members, awareness of other water users, application of the collision regulations (IRPCS), local bylaws and accepting a tow and rope work.
No prior boating experience is necessary.
8. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate