The whole process of becoming an instructor begins with the pre-entry course and at SailCork we run special courses to ensure you are up to the standard required and full prepared so you can get the best from your instructor course. The course prepares you afloat and ashore for the pre-entry assessment and also for the instructor course. The assessment ensures that you have the pre-requisite skills and knowledge necessary to teach up to National Powerboat Certificate
|Accreditation||ISA Pre Instructor Assessment - Powerboat|
|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||Achieve the ISA Pre-Powerboat Instructor Course standard. Demonstrate competency in operation and background knowledge of planing powerboats, both console and tiller outboards.|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms, easy access to the water for dinghies and marina for larger boats.|
|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.|
Short course plus assessment. PART 1 - SKILLS: Prepare boat for use, Launch & Recovery, Start/Stop Engine, Low Speed Manoeuvres, Turn in Confined Space, Holding Off, Pick up Mooring, Man Overboard, Coming Alongside, High Speed Manoeuvres, Anchoring. PART 2 - BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE: Basic Engine Fault Finding, Compass, Chart Symbols, Tides, Collision Regulations, Weather, Ropework.
|Pre Course||Minimum 17 years of age. National Powerboat Certificate (endorsed for console and tiller as well as planing).|
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!