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.
|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|
|Objective||You will be capable of helming a powerboat in a safety and support role for a wide range of 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.|
|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 as well as snack and drink for mid morning.|
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 Certificate or an equivalent. It is strongly recommended that participants hold a first aid certificate and the Short Range (SRC) VHF radio operator|
|Tags||Powerboating|Search and Rescue|SAR|Professional|