SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Taste of Powerboating

  • Course ID: P210
  • Discipline: Powerboat
  • Level: Level 1

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!!

Powerboating in Cork Harbour.   

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.
Syllabus

Learning to crew in a powerboat. Basic boat handling at low speed. High speed cruising and boat handling. The marine environment. 

Pre Course None

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Oct 2019
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!

J O'Meara

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