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Irish National Sailing School

National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) C-22

Start Date: May 25, 2024
This is an excellent course for those looking for a comprehensive and practical step by step guide to all that is powerboating. We have one of the largest and most diverse fleets of powerboats in the country. This includes everything from small tiller arm 15hp right up to RIBs with 175hp on the back. Successful students receive the “National Powerboat Certificate”.

Who should do this course?

This is the most popular powerboat course we teach.  Covering all you need to know to safely operate a powerboat. Suitable for those who have been boating for years and want to brush up on their skills, and for those who are new to boating to learn the correct and safe way to handle a powerboat.  This course revises all the material from the introductory course however, previous powerboating experience is required. Participants must be aged 16 years or older. Successful completion of the National Powerboat Certificate allows you to apply for the ‘International Certificate of Competency’ (ICC). The aim of the ICC is to provide boat owners and people wishing to charter boats abroad with an internationally recognised document certifying their competence to skipper a boat for recreational use.

Overview

Course Title :
National Powerboat Certifcate (Level 2)
Cost :
€360
Accreditation :
Irish Sailing
Course Duration :
2 days
Course Times :
9.30am-5pm
Minimum Age :
16 years

The course runs over two days from 9.30am-5.30pm and covers:

  • Learning how to Leave and Come Alongside a Dock.
  • Learning the art of picking up a Mooring.
  • Anchoring.
  • Turning in confined spaces / operating in busy marina areas.
  • Recovering a person fallen overboard.
  • Rules of the Road.
  • Launch and Recovery from a Road Trailer.
  • Safety and Planning.
  • Tying up to a dock.
  • All necessary knots to include Round Turn, Reef Knot and Bowline.

The above is just a taste of the many areas covered on the course. We aim to provide you with the perfect foundation and template in the sport of Powerboating. The course is conducted in a number of different boat types which may include tiller arm Yak boats with 15 horse power engines and RIBs (Rigid inflatable boats) of up to 175 horsepower.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

Gear
We provide lifejackets and waterproof gear if needed.

What to bring

It is necessary to bring the following

  • Warm Clothes – bring & wear plenty of layers
  • Bottled Water
  • Footwear – old trainers
  • Packed Lunch - or lunch can be purchased from our Café
  • star ratingHooked! - My 12 year old goes to Saturday sailing club after doing summer camp. He’s hooked and absolutely loves it! The instructors are great and very good with the kids - if you live locally with kids, it’s a no brainier!

    avatar thumb Gary C
    08/10/2022
  • star ratingAdvanced Power Boat Course - 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 again even though I got the cert.

    avatar thumb kierann
    05/12/2022
  • star ratingAmazing! Well worth it and I enjoyed every bit of it! - 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 and I absolutely, thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it! As a result, I'll be booking more courses with them soon.

    I think the school is excellent, the structure of the courses are excellent and the instructors are very very good at what they do and I just want to thank Jess and everyone else involved for not only making it an excellent weekend but also giving me an interest in something that I want to stick with for the rest of my life!

    If there were 100 stars to choose from instead of just 5, I'd choose 110 ;)

    avatar thumb 1V426
    12/09/2022
  • star ratingExcellent experience all round. Best of all was how real every dimension was approached, from sailing as a theoretical and practical activity, with complexity and simplicity in balance, to great food, great feedback, honesty and integrity.

    avatar thumb bobsS9026OX
    21/01/2024
  • star ratingGreat experience  - 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!

    avatar thumb lizzyvallely
    28/07/2020
  • star ratingReally lovely staff, super friendly. Would highly recommend the kayak and paddle board rentals! Great with a small group or big group.

    avatar thumb megancV1820DD
    25/06/2020
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