Basic Powerboating Sail Canada Basic Power

18 Hours / $695 + HST

This two-day course focuses on building confidence and providing core skills for safe and competent outboard and inboard operation. It focuses primarily on safety, docking, slow and high-speed maneuvers, and you will learn proficient techniques across several other areas.

Saturday Curriculum

  • Introduction and safety equipment
  • Boat familiarization and operation  
  • Slow-speed – Prop Walk, Figure 8s
  • Leaving and docking
  • Theory on different types of craft, engines and drives
  • High-speed S-turns, U-turns, P-turns and stopping
  • Anchoring, securing to a buoy, towing
  • Confined-space turning and recovery

Sunday Curriculum

  • Introduction to navigation
  • Practice Saturday’s slow-speed manoeuvres
  • Man-overboard session
  • Boatyard walk to look at hulls and drives
  • Coastal navigation practical passage
  • Boat handling under high speed  
  • Debriefing and where to go from here

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