Powerboat/Pleasure-boat Taster –
The term powerboat always reminds me of speedboat racing, which is a little mis-leading. Going at speed is certainly part of this taster, however it is also covers other things:
- These sessions are personally tailored and the main focus of the session is to generate confidence in a 5.8m R.I.B (Rigid Inflatable Boat) in a safe environment, whilst you take in a little of what there is to see along the coastline . You will have the opportunity to learn some basic powerboating skills, for example, high speed helming, anchoring, turning in tight spaces, man over board, picking up a buoy or helming in tide.
- The course is perfect if you require more information or confidence before embarking on the RYA Powerboat level 1 or 2 Scheme (please note this course is not a prerequisite), as well as introducing you to boating in Guernsey or just for a fun thing to do with a group of friends or your family. We’ll stop for tea and biscuits afloat and you’ll pick up local knowledge from your guide and teacher about the natural habitat to enhance your time on the water, bringing you closer and expanding the world outside of St Peter Port.
All the time will be spent on the water. We welcome any age as long as children can be held comfortably by an adult or they are able to sit independently on a jockey-type seat.
Price for a boat of up 3 people max. is £198
Booking with The Guernsey Sailing Trust