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RYA Safety Boat

RYA Safety Boat

This two day RYA Safety Boat course equips experienced individuals with the skills required to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft.


The course covers a number of rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying. It is ideal for Sailing Club or Yacht Club volunteers as well as anybody wishing to improve their driving skills.

On completion of the course, participants will be able to act as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

Pre-requisites

Minimum age 16

Powerboat Level 2 Certificate

A seasons experience of powerboat driving

A basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers

Course detail

Course content will include:

> 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

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will receive the RYA Safety Boat certification.

It is strongly recommended, but not essential, that candidates hold a First Aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operator's certificate prior to attending this course