2024 – National Powerboat Certificate Course



Course Title: National Powerboat Certificate Course

Certification: IS National Powerboat Certification

Minimum age: 16+

Course Duration: Saturday and Sunday

Course Times : 09.30-16:30 each day

Cost: €335

SKU: N/A Category:


The National Powerboat Course is the perfect course for those that are seeking a comprehensive and practical step by step guide to powerboating.

Course Syllabus

The course runs over two days from 9.30am-5.00pm and covers:

  • Learning how to Leave and Come Alongside a Dock.
  • Learning the art of picking up a Mooring.
  • Anchoring.
  • Turning in confined spaces / operating in busy marina areas.
  • Recovering a person fallen overboard.
  • Rules of the Road.
  • Essential chartwork for planning a voyage.
  • Safety and Planning.
  • Tying up to a dock.
  • All necessary knots to include Round Turn, Reef Knot and Bowline.

Next Steps

Once you’ve completed the course you can continue your powerboating in Howth Yacht Club by signing up as a volunteer and joining our mark laying team. Further training is also available, with our Safety Boat Course.

Additional information

Course Date:

27th/28th January, 10th/11th February, 24th/25th February, 9th/10th March, 23rd/24th March, 9th/10th April, 13th/14th April, 27th/28th April, 11th/12th May, 8th/9th June, 22nd/23rd June, 6th/7th July, 20th/21st July, 3rd/4th August, 24th/25th August, 7th/8th September, 21st/22nd September, 20th/21st May, 7th/8th October, 21st/22nd October, 4th/5th November, 2nd/3rd October

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