Safety boat

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.

 

It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

 

 

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Requirements & Outcomes

 

Assumed knowledge

Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate must be held prior to this course

Minimum duration

2 days 

Minimum age

16 

Course content

Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users

Ability after the course

Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing