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Cost £310.00

  • 2 day course
  • For people who have never driven a powerboat before
  • Price per person (2 minimum to run, 3 people maximum in a group)
  • For enquires please contact wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

2 day course focusing on the skills and background knowledge required to drive a powerboat.

You will gain experience in a variety of boats and develop basic seamanship skills which you will be able to apply in a range of situations.

Course content:

  • Man over aboard
  • How to launch and recover safely
  • High and low speed manoeuvres
  • Engine maintenance and legal requirements

Pre requisites 

  • Minimum age for this course is 12 years old (under 16’s licences will state that they need to be supervised by a competent adult).
  • Must provide a recent passport photo on the first day of the course to be able to be issued a powerboat licence.

What to bring

  • Pack lunch
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Note pad and pen

Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
Wimbledon
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.

Driving

Sat nav post code SW18 5NW takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park.

There is a small pay-and-display car park by Revelstoke Road, but it is often full.

Free car parking is also available at the Wimbledon Park Road entrance (sat nav SW19 6PE). It is a slightly longer walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

For more details email wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships there is no vehicle access to Wimbledon Park for dropping off and collecting. These parking restrictions may be enforced before the start and after the end date of the championships. Please check the All England Lawn Tennis website for specific traffic restrictions.

Cancellations

Courses will only run if sufficient numbers are booked, a full refund will be given if a course is cancelled by the Council.

No refunds or alternative times/dates will be given.

Courses will run regardless of weather conditions; refunds will not be given in the event of bad weather.