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Irish Sailing Recognised Training Centre

Junior Powerboat Training Courses

Our Junior Powerboat Training Courses are for those aged 12 to 15 years old and are an ideal way to ensure young people can access structured, certified Powerboat training. Junior participants will be trained in helming our smaller boat, with crew roles training delivered on both the smaller and bigger boats, ensuring we are operating within Irish legislation age requirements for the operation of craft at all times. 


The syllabus covered will be the Irish Sailing Introduction to Powerboating Course. This is a 1 day Powerboat course for beginners introducing participants to the enjoyable world of Powerboating with a strong emphasis on powerboat safety. Participants will get to learn some useful crew roles, the essentials you need to know to stay safe on board and get hands on driving experience on the course too!

Junior Powerboat Training Course Details


The aim of the Introduction to Powerboating course is to provide a short practical introduction to boat handling and safety on powerboats being used on all Irish waters.

Primarily using our 4 metre RIB equipped with an 8 horsepower engine we can safely deliver this course to Junior participants while operating within Irish legislation and age requirements regarding the operation of Powerboats. The wording for this can be found in the Code of Practice: The Safe Operation of Recreational Craft.

It states "The master or owner of a PWC or fast power craft is required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that persons under the age of 16 years do not operate or control the craft. The term "fast power craft" means a craft that can attain a speed through or over the water of 17 knots or more."

Previous Knowledge / Experience:

No previous knowledge of powerboating is required or assumed

Duration: 1 Day   

Juniors (12-15 year olds): €175

If you would like to book an adult and junior on a course together please see our Introduction to Powerboating page or contact us to discuss a date that suits you best. 

Points to note;

- These courses are aimed at junior participant groups and delivered at an appropriate level.

- Courses require a minimum of 2 participants in order for the course to run.

- 1:1 tuition is not carried out on Junior courses in line with best practice in regard to child safety and protection guidelines. 

- All of our Instructors are qualified by the relevant National Governing Body, Irish Sailing, and as such are all Garda Vetted through the organisation. 

- Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Junior Powerboat Training Courses - Safe Water Training
  • Click Here to see our list of upcoming courses. 

  • If the dates or times on our schedule don't suit you please Contact Us and we will work with you to arrange more suitable dates.

  • For groups of 2 or more we can schedule dates to suit you. 

  • Onsite training can be provided for clubs and organisations if required. 

  • Personal Flotation Devices will be provided for all course participants if required. 

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