Advanced Powerboat Certificate

Overview

Course Title: Irish Sailing Advanced Powerboat Course

Accreditation: Irish Sailing Association (Irish Qualification)

Cost: €425

Course Duration: 2 Days

Previous Experience: Required

Minimum Age: 16 years

The Advanced Powerboat Course will allow powerboaters to gain skills in boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation, at both day and night in coastal waters. Some pre-course preparation maybe needed depending on your experience.

An assessment at the beginning of the course may be required at our discretion. This is to ensure that all participants are at an appropriate skill level to absorb new knowledge and skills.

Course Syllabus

  • Boat Preparation
  • Boat Handling; holding station, coming alongside at speed, lee shore landings
  • Rough weather skills
  • Meteorology; forecast sourcing and interpretation, implications for powerboating
  • Navigation; at day and night using GPS, depth sounder, steering and hand bearing compass
  • Passage Planning
  • International Collision Regulations, day and night shapes
  • Safety, search patterns, sea anchor usage
  • Basic maintenance, trailing and storage

Previous Experience & Pre-requisites

Participants must hold a National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2). We would recommend having also completed the Intermediate Powerboat Course.

It is strongly recommended that participants hold a VHF radio operators certificate and a first aid certificate. Additionally, participants should be proficient in navigation of at least Irish Sailing’s Coastal Navigation for Small Boats Course or the RYA Day-Skipper level.

Course Times

Courses run on Saturday from 9.30am-9pm and Sundays from 10am-5pm.


Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

Course Dates 2024:

  • Course 3: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 
  • Course 4: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 
  • Course 5: Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 

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    star rating  We did once off rock pooling and kayaking and it was great fun. The kids had great fun and they allowed me to go ith them too. In the end... read more

    Shyamis
    April 1, 2018

    star rating  I would recommend anyone looking to improve their skills to attend this course. Excellent facilities, boats and really good instruction. Good craic with the group too. Will definitely do this... read more

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    December 5, 2022

    star rating  Really lovely staff, super friendly. Would highly recommend the kayak and paddle board rentals! Great with a small group or big group.

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    June 25, 2020