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 sailing, kayaking and other events on or near the water.
|Accreditation||ISA Safey Boat 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. SailCork's fleet of sailing dinghies, kayaks and Holy Grounder.|
|Length of Course||2 days 10:00-17:00|
|Objective||You will be capable of helming a powerboat in a safety and support role for a wide range of sailing, kayaking and other activities on or near the water. You will understand search patterns and how to assist other small craft.|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour, with waters suitable for working with dinghies, kayaks and powerboats 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 at your own club.|
|Equipment Included||Kayaks, dinghies and other small craft for practicing Safety Boat skills.|
|What to bring||Your personal powerboating gear, suitable for powerboating in all conditions. Clothing suitable to enter the water appropriate to the season (i.e. wetsuit or drysuit). Buoyancy aid or SAR Inshore lifejacket (not automatic lifejacket). Notebook and pen. Whistle. Powerboat and Powerboat Instructor Logbooks.|
|Meals||Bring a packed lunch for day one. Day 2 we usually go to a harbourside tavern for lunch.|
Boat preparation, boat handling, race management, rescue of sailing dinghies, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks and kitesurfers, towing, incident management & medical emergencies. Search patterns. Strategies for ensuring safety cover at water based events and water safety at shorebased events near the water. Role and limitations of SAR crew. Personal, crew and casualty safety. Includes endorsements for planing, outdrive, outboard, console control and tiller control.
|Pre Course||ISA National Powerboat Cert. Recommended to have first aid certificate and VHF Radio SRC|
|Pre Course Advice||Please look up FREE charts on www.navionics.com and FREE pilotage info on www.inyourfootsteps.com BEFORE the course|
Our rowing club is going very well and all Eddie's training last year has proved very useful, including at our Nationals where trained safety boat helms and crews are highly valued! Next season (competition starts again in February 2020), we will have a refurbished 40hp 5 metre RIB in place for safety boat work, so all is looking good now thanks in large part to Sail Cork’s courses!