Recreational Skippers Ticket (RST) | Boat Training Perth | Powerboat Handling-Perth Recreational Boating Academy

 This is what some of our Clients have to Say

As soon as they were 14 our son and daughter were keen to get their skippers ticker. knowing that Tracy was such an experienced, competent skipper and highly respected within the marine industry it was a no brainer to enrol the kids with Perth Recreational Boating Academy. Tracy is so lovley and she was sensational and so professional with the kids. She not only made them feel welcome and confident but she took them both trhough every aspect of boating safety and how to be a competent skipper. Both kids really , really enjoyed both the theory and practical component. in fact our son came along to his younger sister assessment because he wanted to see Tracy again! We would highly recommened Tracy for any assistence with RST or boating!

November 2022

Tracy makes studying and practising for the boat licence assessment less daunting. For those who get nervous about theory and practical tests, her teaching will put you at ease. Tracy provides clarity of the key assessment tasks and encourages understanding of the intent of the rules required to operate a motorboat safely. Through this course, you gain a better understanding of the basics of safe boat handling, more than what would have been achieved by self-study and self-teaching. With great patience and constructive feedback during the theory and practical sessions, Tracy's guidance helps you overcome your nerves and gets you thinking clearly before the assessment... and it's FUN!


Hi Tracy,

Just wanted to say thanks for your expertise, skill, fun and friendliness on yesterday’s course – you made it a useful, memorable and enjoyable experience for a senior and novice who was feeling incredibly anxious.  I run my own leadership consultancy business and as a trainer and facilitator with more than 35 years experience with organisations, groups and individuals across Australia I feel well qualified to testify about your outstanding abilities as an instructor and coach.  Our group was incredibly varied in age, experience and background and your approach to meet our different individual needs was brilliant.  Hopefully my husband and I will be out on the water tomorrow to hone my new skills and increase confidence!



Paddi Brown

CEO Paddi Brown & Associates

Tracy’s passion and knowledge of the subject was delivered with her enthusiastic, professional and “no fuss” manner.  She created a pleasant environment to absorb the information required for the RST written test.  The afternoon practical session was hands on with lots of patience and support from Tracy on how to handle a boat safely

Not only did I get my RST but had a great day out.  Do not miss the revision session – it is invaluable, full of useful information and fun

Peter Gray

I would like to say a big thank you for your assistance in my gaining my RST. I found the whole day a pleasure and was most impressed with the way you engaged all persons in our group. Not only was there a variety of ages, we also had people who had PWC’s, trailer boats, large cruisers, and people who did not yet have a vessel, and each one was incorporated into the course with no prejudice. Even though this was more of a refresher for me, I still learnt new skills, and revised the knowledge I had learnt a few years ago. Thanks again, and I wish you and your business good boating.

Damien Blason

I can thoroughly recommend Tracy Leveridge-Smith of PerthRecreationalBoatingAcademy as the ‘go-to’ person to qualify for your Recreational Skippers Ticket.

Tracy steps you through all the facets and requirements with a wealth of knowledge and patience so that you have the time to understand all the procedures. Tracy holds a Commercial Skippers Ticket herself and this becomes evident with her handling skills during the practical session. The facilities and training boat are all first class and makes for an enjoyable training experience.

If you want to get your Skippers Ticket and enjoy the process at the same time then Tracy is the person to contact.

Many thanks for an enjoyable and rewarding training experience.”

Bob Wissink

Global Scaffold Sales


Recently our 7 family members attended the Skippers Ticket course with you. We found your teaching and knowledge to be of a high standard.  All 7 of us had different levels of boating experience, yet we were all treated evenly, giving us all equal opportunity to participate in the course.  I especially would like to thank you for being understanding and professional with assisting my son who is dyslexic.

We are all pleased to say, we as a family passed and definitely are more aware and confident with boating. 

Even the "Long term Skippers" learnt something.

Thanking you

The Seven Family Members


Tracy of Perth Recreational Boating Academy was engaged to provide the RST course to the members of our recreational & sporting club.  Her professionalism, patience & persistence in helping students ranging in ages from 15 to 75 and experience from novice to expert was awesome.


We all benefited from Tracy's personal knowledge and experience. I have been involved in recreational boating for over 30 years without realising how much I didn't know.


The wonderful support and cooperation in fitting in with the busy schedules of our members is very much appreciated. And it was always accompanied by a smile - I don't know how!


Thanks for all your help

Graham Walker


Thank you for coming to Waroona and performing the practical and theory exams for the Skippers Ticket.  The large class you had were various ages ranging from 16 up to 56, skiers, wake boarders and open water fishermen and it was enjoyed by all who attended.  I am sure that it will be happy and safe boating from now on and I would thoroughly recommend your services.

Thank you once again

Charile Odorisio

Logue Brook Ski Club



Since completing my RST course with Tracy, I have a much keener interest in boating than simply driving the boat for a water-skier. Tracy conducts the course with patient professionalism, in a relaxed environment. She has a vast amount of experience and the ability to explain the theory, as well as the practical, clearly and simply.


No need to be nervous if you are planning to attend one of Tracy's courses! She is patient and obviously interested and passionate about her job. Go for it!


Jill Avila

Mother and keen waterskier


I just wanted to thank you on behalf of all thirteen jet skiers who you helped to achieve the RST.  From the very first time I spoke with you, to our last ride on Sunday, your professionalism and positive attitude was very evident with the way you conduct your business.

Mark Vernon


I recently attended the PerthRecreationalBoatingAcademy to complete my RST.  Throughout the process I found Tracy to be extremely knowledgeable, genuine and patient.  Tracy has an obvious enthusiasm and passion for her work which makes the process of completing the course much more enjoyable.

My previous experience with boats was as a passenger and Tracy took me from there to skippering a 50ft boat in about 6 weeks.  I have since recommended Tracy’s services to friends who have attended the course and they also speak very highly of the PerthRecreationalBoatingAcademy and particularly Tracy.

I would certainly recommend the PerthRecreationalBoatingAcademy to anyone seeking their RST.

Daniel Hubbard


Three work colleagues and I contacted Tracy from PerthRecreationalBoatingAcademy to arrange group training for our RST.  From the very first contact, Tracy has exuded professionalism and industry knowledge.  Whilst undertaking the course, Tracy was very accommodating and flexible to meet our ever-changing work schedules.

The four of us had varying degrees of boating experience, ranging from nil hands-on experience to having skippered pleasure craft for many years.  Tracy’s delivery of the training modules allowed all of us to progress without feeling over-whelmed or ‘bored’ at any stage.

In summary, I was very pleased with the level of tuition and the practical skills training that Tracy provided for our group and would readily recommend Tracy to any person seeking boating skills training, regardless of age or previous boating experience.

Mark McCasker


I have always found Tracy’s training to be complete and valuable. Tracy's commitment to her passion is obvious. I highly recommend her services.

Justin Blackburne




Thank you Tracy for your patience and understanding for a senior with memory problems.  It was a pleasure doing the course with you. What impressed me most was the methodical way you worked through the manual and l can honestly say that after having boats for nearly 40 years, l learned a lot from you.  Highly recommended 10 out of ten.


Cyril Hondris



I have learnt over the last 12 years in boat sales that if the wife or partner is not prepared to get on the boat her Husband is keen on buying, then there is a good chance the pending purchase will not go ahead! Not a good scenario for a boat broker. In many circumstances this is not because the partner dislikes the boat but more simply she is just not confident onboard boat.  ‘What happens if my husband has a heart attack or falls overboard, how will I drive the boat?’ ‘He always yells at me when we are trying to moor or anchor.’ (This particular verbal abuse usually comes from a skipper with a lack of confidence girls.)

How do we resolve this problem fellas?

Well, R Marine has a secret weapon - Tracy Leveridge-Smith runs her own business training both women and men in boat handling and has been for years. I realized when Tracy joined us Friday last for one of our R Marine Rottnest Raftups, that she has given tuition to many of our customers on all sizes of boats from tinnies to luxury cruisers already. She knows everyone and has a knack for getting the girls behind the wheel! Recently Tracy instructed 24 women (Riviera owners) the boating basics over a weekend onboard our new Riviera 48 Offshore. The result was amazing! The two hour sessions were just enough to give the girls the confidence they required to make them more relaxed onboard. Tuition included everything from rope handling to actually driving and berthing the vessel. I had complaints the next few days from angry husbands who were being pestered to take their wives out for more practice and they were no longer allowed behind the helm. One lady in particular hired Tracy for an extra 4 hours one on one, gaining enough confidence to then skipper their Riviera 33 to GeographeBay and back on our recent convoy while, her partner reclined.

So, if you are one of those blokes who has trouble teaching your spouse anything, then give us a call and we will pass on Tracy’s details. I guarantee with Tracy’s help and relaxed tuition style you too could be relegated to being a deckhand and you may have half a chance of getting that dream boat after all. I for one would love to see more women at the helm.

Happy Boating.

Brendon Grieves

R Marine, Aquarama



Thank YOU!  For such a wonderful day. We both learned so much and are both infinitely more relaxed and confident after spending the day with you practicing & improving our boat skills J

See you out on the water.

Kind regards

Penny & Roland