Safety Boat Course

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.  Please note that these courses are run through our partner company Port Edgar Watersports CIC.

Assumed Knowledge: Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate must be held prior to this course. It is recommended that the candidate holds an RYA First Aid certificate and VHF/SRC licence.
Course Duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 16
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

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