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.


Assumed knowledge: None.


Duration: 1 day. Max 3 persons per boat.


Minimum Age: 8


Subjects covered: Basic boat handling, safety and rules of the road. Launching and recovery. Ropes and knots.


Suitable for: Beginners. Ideal as a gift for birthdays or Christmas. Great childrens course.Where can this course be taken.


Student:Instructor Ratio: 3:1


Included: RYA Start Powerboating Handbook.



Oban Duncan - Age 9

RYA Scotland Regional Champion 2015

Honda Youth RIB Championship

My name is Oban Duncan, age 9. I have been competing in the RYA HONDA Youth RIB Championships for the past two years. In 2014 I came second in the Scottish Regional Championships and in 2015 I came first. I will be competing in the UK National Championships being held at the Southampton Boat Show in September 2015.


I have been very lucky to have been trained by Ryan Tozer of iPowerboat. Ryan is a brilliant powerboat instructor, and has coached me for the past year few years.


I am very thankful that Ryan has taken time to spend with me during training sessions, and my boat skills are contributed by Ryan’s brilliant coaching skills.


I know I am only 9, but I hope in time I will be able to teach others just like how my coach Ryan teaches me. Big hugs Ryan, you're brilliant!!!

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