Powerboat Courses

Powerboat courses are not only for high speed craft, they provide also provide a useful reference for controlling a sailing yacht under power as well as being a first step in obtaining the ICC licence; a pre-requisite for boat hire in most European countries.

Course

Level

Details

Experience

Cost

Introduction to Power Boating

Beginners Level

The aim of this course is to provide a short practical introduction to boat handling and safety on powerboats being used on all Irish waters

No previous experience of power boating is required or assumed

 

National Powerboat Certificate

Beginners Level 1

To develop the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and effectively skipper an open powerboat by day on inland and coastal waters with which the student is familiar. Typically there is an instructor to trainee ratio of three on this course.

It is assumed that participants hold the ISA Powerboat Crews Certificate or equivalent experience

€225
(non members)

€175
(members)

Safety Boat Certificate

Intermediate Level

The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the techniques and skills used in powerboats which are:

· Escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes

· Providing safety and rescue for training fleets

· Assisting in race management duties.

Participants must hold the ISA National Powerboat Certificate or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that at least one member of a safety crew should hold a first aid certificate and the Short Range (SRC) VHF Radio Operators Certificate

 

Advanced Powerboat Certificate

Advanced Level

This course will develop boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation skills up to the standards required to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night in all coastal waters with which the participant is familiar.Typically there is an instructor to trainee ratio of six on this course.

Participants must hold the ISA National Powerboat Certificate or equivalent.It is strongly recommended that at least one member of a safety crew should hold a first aid certificate and the Short Range (SRC) VHF Radio Operators Certificate

€225
(non members)


€175
(members)