The aim of the course is to introduce the techniques used in powerboats
escorting racing fleets of
dinghies and windsurfers, providing safety and rescue cover for training
fleets, and assisting in race
management. Techniques for canoes/kayaks and kite surfers will also be
The Instructor will be a highly experienced power boater but also possessing
the practical experience of working with dinghies.
Specifically the course covers:
and the safety equipment needed on board
positioning with respect to the fleet
handling in close proximity to sailing
rescue – methods for recovering
persons from the water.
This is a two day course with a minimum
age to attend of 16.
You must already possess the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate.
Note: We often find that students on these courses are a ‘bit
rusty’ on the powerboat handling side when they attend. As you
will be handling craft in close proximity to people it is essential
that you can ensure your handling is good before attending.