Many experienced SAR crew without a sailing background, find working with a yacht or sailing dinghy a challenge. This course demystifies sailing and covers basic sailing skills, key risks for SAR crew and casualty, basic engine troubleshooting, and boat handling under sail, under power and under tow.Read more
Nowadays crew often join a Search and Rescue Service with very little marine background. This course is aimed at building skills from scratch and is the first step to becoming an experienced and competent Search and Rescue Crew member. In addition to basic boat handling skills, the course covers role and responsibility of a SAR crew.Read more
By the end of this course, the successful candidate will have a wide range of boat handling techniques and experience in the provision of safety cover for events on or near the water. The course covers specific Search and Rescue techniques including search patterns and safe recovery of a range of small craft.Read more
Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate and Powerboat Coxswain this course is aimed at the commercial and passenger powerboat coxswain who intends to operate in a more challenging environment both in daylight and in darkness.Read more
Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate and Powerboat Coxswain this course is aimed at the SAR coxswain/helmsman who intends to operate in a more challenging environment both in daylight and in darkness.Read more
The annual SailCork dinner 2020 @ the RCYC Crosshaven, Sat March 7th, guest speaker Jim Wilson who will do a talk with slides about Edward Bransfield, our man from East Cork who led the first expedition to the Antartic in 1820. Proceeds will go to the RNLI. Tickets €45. Book through SailCork Office.