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.
Introduction to Power Boating
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 2
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 Irish Sailing's Powerboat Crew Certificate or equivalent experience
Safety Boat Certificate
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 Irish Sailing's 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
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
Last updated 15:17 on 28 November 2023