SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Powerboat Coxswain - SAR

  • Course ID: C340
  • Discipline: Powerboat
  • Level: Level 3

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

Accreditation -
Boat 6.5m Excalibur RIB 120hp Mercruiser inboard diesel engine, 5.5 m Narwhal 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 in challenging conditions in inshore waters both by day and understand the responsibilities of a SAR Coxswain/Helmsman.
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.
Syllabus

Boat preparation, passage planning, weather, passage making (daylight only), advanced boat handling. Role and limitations of SAR crew. Personal, crew and casualty safety. Role of Commercial Skipper Includes endorsements for planing, outdrive, outboard, console control and tiller control.

Pre Course National Powerboat Certificate or equivalent. Coastal Navigation for Small Boats or equivalent. Recommendation from your SAR station management.
Course Brands ISA
Tags Powerboating|Search and Rescue|SAR|Professional
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