The SailCork "Taste" of powerboating runs from our base at beautiful East Ferry. After a safety briefing in our chartroom your instructor will ensure you are kitted for the conditions. You will see how a boat is prepared and learn the basic controls before departing from the tranquil surroundings of East Ferry. Then it's on to tour the magnificent Cork Harbour at high speed. See Cobh from the sea, Spike and Haulbowline Islands and vessels plying the waters of this vast harbour before returning to base.................and planning your next trip afloat!!
|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||Two hours.|
|Objective||Gain an appreciation of what powerboating entails.|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms and easy access to the water for dinghies. Our bigger boats are kept afloat at East Ferry Marina.|
|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.|
Learning to crew in a powerboat. Basic boat handling at low speed. High speed cruising and boat handling. The marine environment.