Provides the competent and experienced powerboat handler and Powerboat Instructor with the training to teach powerboating up to the standard of ISA Safety Boat Certificate under the supervision of the Principal of an ISA recognised teaching establishment and a Powerboat Senior Instructor. An intensive course building on your existing instructor skills training you how to teach ISA Safety Boat Course, with an external examiner moderating. You learn how to organise boats and teach on the water, to make a presentation in the classroom, the importance of understanding your student, how to communicate and much more.
|Accreditation||ISA Safety Boat Instructor|
|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. SailCork's fleet of sailing dinghies and kayaks.|
|Length of Course||One evening and 2 days|
|Objective||You will be trained and prepared for the role of Safety Boat Instructor including being able to deliver ISA Safety Boat Certificate Courses in open power driven boats.|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour, with waters suitable for working with dinghies, kayaks and powerboats in all weathers. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms, easy access to the water for dinghies and marina for larger boats.|
|Equipment Included||Kayaks, dinghies and other small craft for practicing Safety Boat skills.|
|What to bring||Your personal powerboating gear, suitable for powerboating in all conditions. Clothing suitable to enter the water appropriate to the season (i.e. wetsuit or drysuit). Buoyancy aid (not lifejacket). Notebook and pen. Whistle. Powerboat and Powerboat Instructor Logbooks.|
|Meals||Bring a packed lunch as well as snack and drink for mid morning.|
Session planning, delivery and evaluation, specific to Safety Boat environment. Assessment techniques. Safety & seamanship skills.
|Pre Course||ISA Powerboat Instructor Qualification. Safety Boat Certificate. Valid Emergency Care Certificate. VHF SRC Radio Certificate.|
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!