By the end of this two day course the successful participant will be capable of helming without supervision in good conditions and familiar waters.
|Accreditation||ISA National Powerboat Certificate|
|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|
|Objective||You will be capable of helming without supervision in good conditions and familiar waters and understand the responsibilities of a SAR 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. Can be conducted at a SAR Organisation's own station.|
|What to bring||Your personal powerboating gear, suitable for powerboating in all conditions. Buoyancy aid or lifejacket. Notebook and pen. Whistle and knife. Powerboat logbook|
|Meals||Bring a packed lunch as well as snack and drink for mid morning.|
Boat preparation, launch & recovery, low & high speed manoeuvres, anchoring & docking, basic navigation, weather & coastal knowledge, safety. Role and limitations of SAR crew. Personal, crew and casualty safety. Includes endorsements for planing, outdrive, outboard, console control and tiller control.
|Pre Course||Skills & knowledge included in "An Introduction to Powerboating". Recommendation from your SAR station management.|
|Tags||Powerboating|Search and Rescue|SAR|Professional|