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.

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.


Course Calendar

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Course 1: 21-22 January 2023

Saturday 21st January 2023 - Sunday 22nd January 2023


Course 2: 4-5 February

Saturday 4th February 2023 - Sunday 5th February 2023


Course 3: 25-26 March

Saturday 25th March 2023 - Sunday 26th March 2023


Course 4: 20-21 May

Saturday 20th May 2023 - Sunday 21st May 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 24, 2020

    star rating  Firstly, Jess (our instructor) was amazing! I was a bit nervous starting this course as I didn't know what to expect but Jess made it so easy to understand everything... read more

    September 12, 2022

    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