This course is aimed at building skills from scratch - The aim of this course is to provide a course in Powerboating for beginners. This includes training on how to crew a boat as well as covering basic driving (helming) skills. Get involved in power boating in a structured and relaxed way with our professional team.
|Accreditation||ISA Introduction to Powerboating|
|Boat||6.5m Excalibur RIB 120hp Mercruiser inboard diesel engine, 5.5 m Humber RIB 90hp Honda four stroke engine, 4m Narwhal RIB 15hp Honda four stroke engine.|
|Length of Course||2 days which includes level 2 syllabus|
|Objective||You will understand the basic handling characteristics of a powerboat, the requirements of a crew.|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour, with waters suitable for powerboating in all weathers. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms, easy access to the water for dinghies and marina for larger boats. Course can also be held in your own club.|
|Equipment Included||Buoyancy aids. Waterproof clothing available for hire if required.|
|What to bring||Your personal powerboating gear, suitable for powerboating in all conditions. Note that it can be cold on a powerboat, due to the effect of wind at high speed (bring one layer more than think you need!). Buoyancy aid.|
|Meals||Bring a packed lunch.|
Basic boat preparation, assist launch & recovery, low & high speed manoeuvres, anchoring & docking, basic weather, safety. Personal & crew safety.
|Pre Course||No skills required.|
|Pre Course Advice||Please look up FREE charts on www.navionics.com and FREE pilotage info on www.inyourfootsteps.com BEFORE the course|