Safety Boat Course

Safety Boat Course

Advanced Course For Those Seeking To Improve Their Competency

Irish Sailing Safety Boat Course
(Level 3)

This course is designed for those seeking to improve their competency in the sport and focuses upon areas such as escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes; providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management duties.

Who should do this course?

Participants must hold a National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) or an equivalent certificate and provide 20 logged hours driving experience following their qualification. It is strongly recommended that participants hold a VHF radio operators’ certificate and a first aid certificate.

Course Structure

Safety boat courses are run over a Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am to 5.30pm each day, except where otherwise stated.

Course Syllabus

  • Learning how to Leave and Come Alongside a Dock.
  • Learning the art of picking up a Mooring.
  • Anchoring.
  • Turning in confined spaces / operating in busy marina areas.
  • Recovering a person fallen overboard.
  • Rules of the Road.
  • Launch and Recovery from a Road Trailer.
  • Safety and Planning.
  • Tying up to a dock.
  • All necessary knots to include Round Turn, Reef Knot and Bowline.

The list above is just a brief summary of the many areas covered on the course. We aim to provide you with the ultimate ‘quick start guide’ in the sport of Powerboating.

Course Cost

€350 per person – Group Discounts Available

If booking a group of 2 or 3, please contact us if the dates listed on our schedule do not suit. Our team will endeavour to accommodate all group bookings as best we can.

Upcoming Course Dates

What People Say

The Safety Boat course provided me with a lot of detail and skills necessary to look after large groups of dinghies and kayaks in the water. This course is a must for any intending rescue boat driver.

David Brennan


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