Intermediate Powerboat Certificate


Course Title: Irish Sailing Intermediate Powerboat Course

Accreditation: Irish Sailing (Irish Qualification)

Course duration: 2 days

Course Times: 9.30am-5pm

Cost: €385

Previous Experience: Required

Bring friends or family on day long excursions aboard a powerboat in confidence and competent you’ll cope with anything that comes up along the way. We’ll teach you how to plan enjoyable coastal passages including developing navigation, pilotage and boat handling skills. At the end of the course, you’ll receive the Irish Sailing Intermediate Powerboat Certificate.

What’s covered?

This is a perfect course for those who wish to further their navigation and practical powerboating abilities as well as for those who undertake day trips away from their home port. The course lasts two days and covers;

  • Planning and executing a coastal day trip
  • Interpreting tidal and weather information
  • Boat Handling in rougher weather
  • Use of electronic aids to navigation, and what to do when they fail
  • Application of IRPCS, VHF radio procedures
  • Safety Skills, including Man Over Board skills

Course Pre-requisits

You must hold an Irish Sailing National Powerboat Certificate. You can also hold an equivalent qualification with 20 hours driving experience. It’s also strongly recommended to have navigation ability to the standard of the Coastal Navigation for Small Boats course, as well as holding a VHF SRC Radio certificate and First Aid certificate.

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.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

Courses run on from 9.30am to 5.00am each day. Courses have 6 places unless indicated otherwise.

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Course Dates

Course Date Spaces Left?

Course 8: 23-24 September

Saturday 23rd September 2023 - Sunday 24th September 2023


Course 9: 14-15 October

Saturday 14th October 2023 - Sunday 15th October 2023


Course 10: 11-12 November

Saturday 11th November 2023 - Sunday 12th November 2023


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    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.

    June 1, 2020

    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!

    July 1, 2020

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

    Megan C
    June 1, 2020