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RYA Safety Boat

The club offers RYA safety boat course subject to demand. Courses are normally held over one weekend all day Saturday and Sunday. Additionally courses can be organise mid- week subject to arrangement. Each course requires a minimum of 3 candidates and a maximum of 6.

Successful candidates will be awarded an RYA Safety Boat certificate. For members this will enable them to drive the club's safety boats. The course is open to club and non- club members who will need to enrol as temporary members.

The minimum entry requirement is presentation of an RYA Power Boat L2 certificate plus sufficient power boat driving hours which should be recorded in your RYA log.

Because our instructors give their time for free, we can offer this course to members at a lower price than commercial training schools.

Day 1 Landside

  • Plan for the 2 days / Scope of course
  • Personal Safety
  • 5 Fundamentals
  • Preparation and Practice - Equipment / Radio / First Aid
  • Role of the Helm / Role of the Crew
  • Pre- Race Checks
  • Day 1 & Day 2 on the water
  • Boat familiarisation – pre boat checks
  • Basic boat handling manoeuvres
  • Communication techniques
  • On attending a capsize / Advice / Crew Recovery / First Aid / Communication
  • Righting options Single / Double handed dinghies/ Orientating the boat
  • Inversionsincluding Mast stuck in Mud
  • Entrapment
  • Recovery Canoe / Oppies / Single Handed dinghies (Toppers) / Windsurfer
  • Towing options – Short / long Tow / Towing alongside / Towing astern / Towing a string of dinghies
  • Kite surfers and Multi Hull rescue – Video
  • Anchoring
  • Lee shore rescue
  • Turning on warps
  • Laying marks
  • Revisit any of the above as required

Last updated 18:01 on 21 December 2020

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