Advanced Powerboat - SAR

  • Course ID: C350
  • Discipline: Powerboat
  • Level: Kites and Wires

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

Accreditation ISA Advanced Powerboat Certificate
Boat 6.5m Excalibur RIB 120hp Mercruiser inboard diesel engine, 5.5 m Humber RIB 90hp Honda four stroke engine.
Length of Course 2 days and one night
Objective You will be capable of helming in challenging conditions in coastal and inshore waters both by day and night 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. Lifejacket with light (not buoyancy aid). Notebook and pen. Whistle and knife. Powerboat logbook
Meals Bring a packed lunch as well as snack and drink for mid morning.

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

Pre Course National Powerboat Certificate or equivalent. Experience in use of powerboat in various environments or Powerboat Coxswain Certificate. 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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