Learn to Powerboat

Powerboat 

Yachting Victoria offers a variety of powerboat handling courses. Want to learn how to drive a boat? Would like to help out your local sailing club by driving a rescue boat? Completing a Yachting Victoria powerboat course can help you learn everything you need to know from the basics to how to drive at races. 

There are a number of different courses available at Yachting Victoria and are listed below:

Start Powerboating

This is an introductory course aimed at teaching people aged 12 and up, the basics of powerboating. These include; practical driving skills, boat maintenance and how to deal with emergency situations. This will give you sufficient skills and knowledge to skippering a small boat.

Powerboat Handling

This course is aimed at people who want to own or be in charge of a recreational powerboat. This course covers the content of the Recreational Powerboat Operator Certificate. Contents of this course include interpreting different weather reports, planning and preparing safe powerboating activities and working with the environment to minimise the impact on the marine environment. 

Safety Boat Operator 

This course is aimed at people with a desire to be in charge of a safety boat, particularly with clubs or associations with the control and support of racing and training. To complete this course you will need to have completed at least the standard of Powerboat Handling Certificate. This course covers the rules and regulations of safety boat operation, planning and preparing for safety boat operations, manoeuvring a vessel during safety boat operations, applying safety management during safety boat operations and securing vessels during safety boat operations. 

 

Interested in completing a powerboating course?

Centres that offer powerboating courses are:

 

Albury- Wodonga Yacht Club

www.awyc.yachting.org.au

 

Black Rock Yacht Club

www.blackrockyc.com

 

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Training Centre

www.bys.asn.au/sail-training/

 

Central Victoria Sailing Academy @ BeYC 

www.bendigoyachtclub.com

 

Scout Vic Sailing & Power Boat Council

www.vicscouts.com.au/power-boating.html

 

Sandringham Yacht Club

www.syc.com.au/learn-to-sail/powerboat-courses/

 

Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Training Centre

www.sailglyc.com/index.php?page=powerboat-handling

 

Hobson's Bay Yacht Club

www.hbyc.org.au/

 

McCrae Yacht Club Training Centre

www.mccraeyc.com.au

 

Mornington Yacht Club

www.morningtonyc.net.au

 

Peninsula Boat Training

www.peninsulaboattraining.com.au/

 

Royal Brighton Yacht Club

www.rbyc.org.au/

 

Royal Geelong Yacht Club

www.rgyc.com.au/

 

Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy

www.rmys.com.au/powerboat-courses.html

 

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria

http://www.rycv.yachting.org.au

 

Safety Beach Sailing Club

www.safetybeachsailingclub.com.au

 

Somers Yacht Club Sailing and Powerboat School

www.somersyc.com

 

Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club Inc.

www.sscbc.com.au

 

Westernport Yacht Club

www.westernportyc.com

 

Yachting Victoria - Training

www.vic.yachting.org.au

 

Rye Yacht Club

www.ryeyachtclub.org.au/index.html

 

1st/14th Brighton Sea Scouts

www.brightonseascouts.org.au/index.html

 

For more information on Powerboating visit www.boatingvictoria.com.au 

 

 

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