Nowadays crew often join a Search and Rescue Service with very little marine background. This course is aimed at building skills from scratch and is the first step to becoming an experienced and competent Search and Rescue Crew member. In addition to basic boat handling skills, the course covers role and responsibility of a SAR crew.
|Accreditation||ISA Introduction to Powerboating|
|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||1 day|
|Objective||You will understand the basic handling characteristics of a powerboat, the requirements of a crew and the responsibilities of a SAR crew.|
|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. Buoyancy aid or lifejacket. Notebook and pen. Whistle and knife. Powerboat logbook|
|Meals||Bring a packed lunch as well as snack and drink for mid morning.|
Basic boat preparation, assist launch & recovery, low & high speed manoeuvres, anchoring & docking, basic weather, safety. Role and limitations of SAR crew. Personal, crew and casualty safety.
|Pre Course||No skills required. Recommendation from your SAR station management.|
|Tags||Powerboating|Search and Rescue|SAR|Professional|