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Irish National Sailing School

Advanced Powerboat Certificate

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.

Overview

Course Title :
Irish Sailing Advanced Powerboat Course
Accreditation :
Irish Sailing Association (Irish Qualification)
Cost :
€425
Course Duration :
2 Days
Course Times :
Saturdays 9:30am-9pm, Sundays 10am-5pm
Minimum Age :
16 years
  • 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.

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.

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