RYA Safety Boat Course
The aim of this course is to introduce the techniques used in powerboats escorting fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes, providing safety cover for training fleets, and assisting in race management. Candidates must have an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate to be eligible for this course. It is also strongly advised by the RYA that members of any safety/rescue boat crew should hold a first aid certificate and VHF/SRC radio operators licence (both of which are available at the Centre.)
Qualification: RYA Safety Boat Certificate
Course fee: £280
Duration: 2 Days
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
Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course.
Ability after course:
Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.
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