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North Staffs Powerboat / Dam Head / Rudyard Lake / Staffordshire ST13 8XB

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Safety Boat Course - £225

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies windsurfers or canoes or for racing or training activities. This course is highly thought of amongst individuals involved in working with sailing dinghies, kayaks and windsurfing. It teaches the skills required to escort and rescue craft from the powerboat.  

Course Duration: 2 days

Min Age: 16 years old

You must hold a Powerboat Level 2 Certificate and be a competent driver.

Conducted with a maximum ratio of 6 students per instructor in 2 boats. This is a very hands on course and you should be prepared to get your hands dirty and wet!

Safety Boat Course

Course Dates 2018

     There are No Planned Safety Boat Courses for 2018

If you are interested then please contact us as we may consider running a course if sufficient numbers are interested.

RYA Safety Boat Course - Course Syllabus


Boat checks and the safety equipment needed on board

Race management

Boat positioning with respect to the fleet

Boat handling in close proximity to sailing craft/kayaks etc

Dinghy rescue – methods for recovering persons from the water

Dealing with entrapments

Righting multi hulls & performance dinghies

Windsurfer recovery and rescue

Recovery of kayaks/canoes

Towing – alongside and inline towing.

Rescue of other water users

Lee shore rescues  


After the course you will be able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft particularly sailing or windsurfing.

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