Safety Boat Certificate


Course Title: Irish Sailing Safety Boat Course

Accreditation: Irish Sailing (Irish Qualification)

Cost: €325

Course Times: 9.30am - 5pm

Course Duration: 2 Days

Minimum Age: 16+

This course is designed for those seeking to improve their competency in the sport and focuses upon areas such as escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes; providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management duties.


  • Preparation of boat for use
  • Basic boat handling
  • Race management (sailing boats)
  • Approaching and assisting sailing dinghies, windsurfers, canoes & kayaks, kite-surfers
  • Towing
  • Boat types
  • Incident management and medical emergencies.
  • Part of the course involves simulating dinghy rescue and you will get wet. We can provide wetsuits.

Course Pre-requisites

Participants must hold a National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) or an equivalent certificate and 20 hours driving experience following qualification. It is strongly recommended that participants hold a VHF radio operators certificate and a first aid certificate.

The course runs from 9.30am to 5pm each day.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

Course dates are now available for 2024

  • Course 1: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January – Fully Booked
  • Course 2: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February – Fully Booked
  • Course 3: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March
  • Course 4: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May
  • Course 5: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October


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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 24, 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 28, 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