Advanced Powerboat Certificate

Overview

Course Title: Irish Sailing Advanced Powerboat Course

Accreditation: Irish Sailing (Irish Qualification)

Cost: €349

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
  • Meterology; 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.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

Courses run on Friday evenings, 6.30-9.30pm, Saturdays from 9.30am until approximately 9pm and Sundays 10am-5pm.

Courses run on Fridays evening from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-9:00pm and Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm.

To book this course:

Step 1:  Online payment, after which you will receive an email confirmation with a link to an online form.

Step 2:  Submission of the online form.

Your course booking will only be secured once both steps are completed.

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    April 1, 2018

    star rating  Came here with my mom for a stand up paddle board rental, the staff went above and beyond to be super friendly and the experience was great and good value!

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    July 1, 2020

    star rating  Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a day out or lessons. Paddle board and kayak rentals are lots of fun.

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    June 1, 2020