National Power Boat Handling

This course is designed to improve your boat handling skills and knowledge in the ocean including confined areas such as marinas, and in swells and waves. You will also learn more about engines and types of craft. Plus you’ll practice navigation techniques on a passage.

  • Navigation techniques
  • Engines types and craft types
  • Trim, stability ,controls and effects of steering and propellers
  • Swells and Waves
  • Low speed and high speed maneuvres
  • Trip preparation
  • Mooring, Anchoring, Towing
  • Safety and Emergencies, Distress Signals and Obligations

At the completion of the course you will receive a certificate from Yachting Australia.


  • WA Recreational Skippers Ticket
  • Pre reading of the National Powerboating Workbook. This book must be collected from HYC Reception after registering for the course and MUST be completed before the start of the course.


Club Members: $200 | Non-Members: $230

Upcoming Power Boat Handling Courses

Courses are scheduled based on registered interest. To register your interest please email our Training Department

To make a course booking, please use the ‘Book Now’ button to register. This will take you to our Australian Sailing (AS) course registration page. Australian Sailing is the national body for the sport of sailing and Hillarys Yacht Club is a registered Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre.
You will need to know the Australian Sailing (AS) number of the sailor participating in the course in order to register that person, or you can create a profile for a new sailor. This profile and number are a unique identifier and stores course information for future reference, accessible by yourself and your registered club. It is important that the AS number is created for the person doing the course with their own name and details as they will keep this number for the lifetime of their journey in the sport of sailing.