Introduction to Powerboating

  • Course ID: P220
  • Discipline: Powerboat
  • Level: Level 1

This course is aimed at building skills from scratch - The aim of this course is to provide a course in Powerboating for beginners. This includes training on how to crew a boat as well as covering basic driving (helming) skills. Get involved in power boating in a structured and relaxed way with our professional team. 

Excalibur RIB  

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 2 days which includes level 2 syllabus
Objective You will understand the basic handling characteristics of a powerboat, the requirements of a 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. Course can also be held in your own club.
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.
Meals Bring a packed lunch.

Basic boat preparation, assist launch & recovery, low & high speed manoeuvres, anchoring & docking, basic weather, safety. Personal & crew safety.

Pre Course No skills required.
Pre Course Advice Please look up FREE charts on and FREE pilotage info on BEFORE the course
Course Brands ISA
Tags Powerboating

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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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