Safety Boat Course

capsizeThis is a weekend course for the experienced powerboat handler who provides safety cover for water sports activities.

Training covers rescue techniques for dinghies, canoes and windsurfers leading to the RYA Safety Boat Certificate.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Qualification or an equivalent is a prerequisite, preferably with a further season’s experience.

This course is being put on primarily for existing safety boat crews to upgrade the quality of safety boat cover for SYC dinghy racing and Sailability training, and these skippers will be given priority in booking for this course.

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Fees, Dates and Times

Cost: Members £115 (Members qualify for this rate once they have done six duties). Non members £295

Dates: to be confirmed

Times: Saturday and Sunday 09:00 to 18:00 with one hour for lunch on both days.

Young Persons

The minimum age for this course is 16 except youth powerboat course when age is reduced to 14. All participants under 18 must be members of Sussex Yacht Club before attending course (cadet membership costs £45.00). The young persons fee for this course is £115.

Materials & Equipment

What to bring each day

Clothing: You will have plenty of time to change before going afloat. Please note the water can be very cold and the weather as always in the UK can be changeable. When packing your bag remember it is always easier to take a layer of clothing off.

Please note that on the safety boat course you are expected to go in the water to recover craft and simulated casualties. A dry suit or wet suit is highly recommended.

Food & Drink: Tea and coffee will be supplied and available during the day any other food you would like you will need to bring with you or purchase locally. We will break for lunch during the day.

What we supply:

  • Handbook and handouts

It is advisable to bring your own buoyancy aid and waterproofs although we do have some available on a first come first served basis.

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