Your day starts in our classroom, based at the former home of Laurence Durrell in Kalami
"The White House"
This two-day entry level course (Maximum of 3 students)
(Must be in English)
provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
For people with some boating experience, we can offer a direct assessment which can be completed in one day.
A short set of confidence building exercise covering the points you feel need work can be part of a trip.
First we will take a coffee in The White House at Kalami "Your Classroom"
Introduction to collision regulations "Rules of the Road" and Navigating
With instruction from Chris you will take the helm Chris usually drives the boat for the first one minute only.
Practical boat handling in a variety of situations
and we show you what you learned in the classroom one side of this boy is shallow 20 cm deep the other a safe 10 m deep
Once out at sea you will be driving learning how to recover a man over-board coming alongside and high speed maneuvers
As part of you training requires you to learn how to moor and cast off, we will make a few stops
You will enjoy this at The White House in Kalami, or you my choose a different location with a little prior notice to book a table.
Its important to us you receive plenty of "Hands On" training the students do all the driving
You will be stopping a number of times to learn the importance of Maneuverability
No prior experience is needed! There is no examination! you need to complete the course to a satisfactory standard.
Sun Cream and Sun Glasses are essential a couple of bottled drinks for on the boat and money for lunch. Your seance of humor might help. every thing else is provided, as is the coursebook Start Powerboating
How long is the course ?
The course has to be two days (RYA Rule)
we like to keep the course as enjoyable as possible going to the nicest locations in the area!
Corfu is Hot and Sunny! most of the summer, therefore sun cream and sunglasses are essential but occasionally storms can develop, and as Power Boating is a weather dependent sport and if conditions are unsuitable it may be necessary to postpone and rearrange sessions. We will endeavor to do so at times suitable to the group.
Water sports, are a physical activity, and involve (low) risks of injury or drowning. All trainees must be water confident. All trainees must wear Life Jackets (provided) and suitable clothing. You will likely get wet and you may get cold.
Big Blue Corfu and its RYA Instructors, do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury suffered by persons/and or their property arising out of or during the course of their activities whilst training and/or coaching and/or instructing unless such injury loss or damage was caused by, or resulted from negligence or deliberate act.
We aim to provide a first class service!
There is a Feedback Form at the end of the course. Any problems or complaints should be raised with Chris or Karen
We hope you will enjoy your course. Good luck.
PAYMENT – A deposit payment, of £45 or 50 euro confirms your chosen dates. Payment by bank transfer in £ to our UK Bank The Balance of due on the day.
CANCELLATIONS – Cancellation charges are applied as follows:
no charge within one week of booking
loss of deposit if canceled less than 2 Weeks prior to course
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