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. Because of our close association with Kitesurfers we also teach the correct rescue technique for downed Kites and Riders. Please email us with any date requirements if our arranged course does not match your requirements.

Assumed knowledge

Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2  Certificate must be held prior to this course

Duration 2 days

Minimum age 16 years

Course content

Preparation of craft, 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 cover or support to a range of craft, particularly sailing and windsurfing

It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. Our course is coastal and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly

Buy RYA Safety Boat Handbook (eBook) at the RYA Shop

Buy RYA Safety Boat Handbook (eBook) at the RYA Shop
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