This is an excellent course for those looking for a comprehensive and practical step by step guide to all that is powerboating. We have one of the largest and most diverse fleets of powerboats in the country. This includes everything from small tiller arm 15hp right up to RIBs with 175hp on the back. A number of our RIB’s are commercially endorsed by the Department of Marine.
The course lasts two days and all the crucial aspects of the sport are covered to include:
- Learning how to Leave and Come Alongside a Dock.
- Learning the art of picking up a Mooring.
- Turning in confined spaces / operating in busy marina areas.
- Recovering a person fallen overboard.
- Rules of the Road.
- Launch and Recovery from a Road Trailer.
- Safety and Planning.
- Tying up to a dock.
- All necessary knots to include Round Turn, Reef Knot and Bowline.
The above is just a taste of the many areas covered on the course. We aim to provide you with the perfect foundation and template in the sport of Powerboating. The course is conducted in a number of different boat types which may include tiller arm Yak boats with 15 horse power engines and RIBs (Rigid inflatable boats) of up to 175 horse power.
Pre – Requisites
Minimum age of attendance is 16 years and a level of comfort on the water. This course can include all the material from the Level one course so it does not need to be completed in advance. Successful students on the course will receive Powerboat Level 2 Certification.
For a practical, highly informative, value for money and fun Powerboat Programme it has to be The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire. Our instructors are some of the best in the business delivering courses on a regular basis.
Single Person booking – €275
2 Persons booking at the same time – €250 per person
3 Persons booking at the same time – €200 per person
Courses can be delivered on other dates and on a one to one basis (additional charges may apply)
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