Want to learn to drive a powerboat? - we have a course for you! "A powerboat is any open craft driven by power" This includes anything from a small outboard tender through open displacement craft to high powered, high speed planing craft. Every day the number of people driving powerboats increases. Uses range from professional through various leisure uses to using powerboats for teaching purposes. Powerboating as an activity has become much more popular and at SailCork we pioneered structured courses to teach complete beginners, powerboat owners, instructors, club safety boat drivers, rescue services and commercial users- whatever you do in powerboating we have a course for you!!

ICC Power

The International Certificate of Competence for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC) for users of pleasure craft, was established under resolution by the EU. This is the qualification you need to drive a powerboat abroad.
Speak to Jo English on 021 4811237 on how to acquire the ICC certificate.

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Junior/Youth Powerboat Course

SailCork have been teaching juniors afloat since the mid 1970’s and pioneered the Powerboat Scheme in Ireland. It was no surprise to the maritime community when Eddie English and his crew were the first powerboat school in Ireland to develop a special scheme especially for juniors.  The Junior Powerboat Course provides a practical introduction to boat handling skills in open power driven craft. We offer two different levels for juniors - beginner and improver. These courses are specially designed for juniors by our team of experienced powerboat instructors. Pupils learn how to be a useful crew in a powerboat and move on to develop skills necessary to drive a powerboat - learning that safety is no.1 !

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Taste of Powerboating

Come and “have a go” at power boating. Our “Taste” is the perfect introduction to powerboating and a great way to see the amazing Cork Harbour.

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Introduction to Powerboating

This course is aimed at building skills from scratch. The first area of that is of crewing and then on to learning to drive under the supervision of the instructor. Get involved in power boating in a structured and relaxed way with our professional team.

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National Powerboat Certificate

The National Powerboat Course is a comprehensive course for beginners and improvers leading to national and international certification. By the end of this two day course the successful participant will be capable of helming without supervision in good conditions and familiar waters. Both of the Introduction to Powerboating and the National Powerboat Course are usually taken together as a two day course.

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Safety Boat Certificate

The aim of this course is to introduce candidates to the techniques and skills used in powerboats which are:
 escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes,
 providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets, and
 assisting in race management duties.

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Intermediate Powerboat course

Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate this course is aimed at the powerboat enthusiast who intends to operate in a more challenging environment in daylight hours.

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Advanced Powerboat

Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate and Powerboat Coxswain this course is aimed at the powerboat enthusiast who intends to operate in a more challenging environment both in daylight and in darkness.

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Skippered Powerboat Charter

A powerful high speed powerboat, skippered by an experienced powerboat instructor is at your disposal.  Our instructors have in depth knowledge of Cork Harbour, its navigation, interesting spots and history and use this to give you a day out you won’t forget.

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