Who is this for?
All SYC members volunteering for Safety Boat duties and prospective RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructors. Candidates must be at least 16 years old to meet club powerboat driving duty requirements (or 15 years old and preparing for a RYA Dinghy Instructor course)
This entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to safely drive a powerboat. It is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (for which a separate application is required). The course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, basic pilotage and collision regulations. By the end of the course you will have a basic skills needed to confidently and safely drive a powerboat.
Suggested next steps
RYA First Aid
RYA/MCA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC)
SYC Safety Boat Essentials