One aspect of club sailing for which you may be occasionally thankful is the attention of the safety boat.  Yes, you should be able to right your boat without assistance if you capsize, you shouldn’t flirt with a lee shore and get stuck in the trees and the halyard shouldn’t break and leave you without a sail but occasionally it can be nice to see the Safety Boat on hand driven by someone who knows what they’re doing, when it all goes wrong.

We run both Power boat level 2 and Safety boat courses in the Spring. Please contact the training centre principal for details.

Powerboat Level 2

Assumed Knowledge: None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating

Minimum Age: 12

Course Duration: 2 Days (usually over 1 weekend)

Course Content: This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.

Student/Instructor Ratio: Maximum 3:1

Course Dates:
No Courses available at this time.

Safety Boat Course

Assumed Knowledge: None

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 2 Days (usually over 1 weekend)

Course Content: This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as a safety boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.  It includes rescue techniques, Preparation, boat handling, dinghy & windsurf rescue, kayak or canoe rescue, towing and end-of-day procedures.

Student/Instructor Ratio: Maximum 3:1

Course Dates:
No Courses Available at this time