Many experienced SAR crew without a sailing background, find working with a yacht or sailing dinghy a challenge. This course demystifies sailing and covers basic sailing skills, key risks for SAR crew and casualty, basic engine troubleshooting, and boat handling under sail, under power and under tow.
|Length of Course||2 days|
|Objective||You will be capable of safely taking charge of a yacht, take the sails down and bring her safely to harbour under engine.|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour, with waters suitable for sailing in all weathers. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms marina.|
|Equipment Included||The Boat has full safety equipment, all nav. aids and powerful engines. The safety equipment includes lifejackets and harnesses for each crew member.|
|What to bring||Soft bag with change of warm clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag. Your own sailing waterproofs (not drysuits). Notebook, pen, knife.|
|Meals||Most meals are pre-prepared by our qualified Galley Cook. Nothing better than sitting at the table in the saloon for a meal with fellow crewmembers after a hard day's sailing!|
Layout of yacht, rigging, raising/lowering sails, sail controls, steering, basic boat handling under power and sail, securing a tow and handling under tow, manoeuvring alongside and securing to quay/marina/mooring, anchoring, basic engine troubleshooting, safety systems on board.
|Pre Course||ISA National Powerboat Certificate or RNLI Crew Certificate or an equivalent. No sailing skills required. Recommendation from your SAR station management.|
|Pre Course Advice||Study your SAR organisation's standard operating procedures for working with a casualty that is a yacht.|
|Tags||Powerboating|Sailing|Yachting|Search and Rescue|SAR|Professional|