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RYA Safety Boat Course - October 14th & 15th, 2017

  • Take the next step in powerboating at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club. Throughout this 2 day course you will be taught more advanced powerboat skills and techniques. As a confident powerboat driver, use this course to expand your competence to include advanced safety techniques and fleet safety skills. Perfect for club safety cover and a pre-requisite qualification for the RYA Senior Instructor course.

    At only £40 this represents a bargain (most commercial centres charge £295 for this course)

    Course Content and Requirements

    This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.  It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

    Assumed knowledge
    Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers.
    This course is only open to club members (the price is heavily discounted to encourage higher saftey levels at IBRSC).
    RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course.

    Course Duration
    2 Days

    Minimum Age
    16 years old

    Course Content
    Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users.

    Ability After The Course
    Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing

    Cost: £40
    Dates: 14-15 October 2017
    Register on the membership site :  use this link

    Club Open with Stage 3 Restrictions    find out more