A skill building course to educate and develop the knowledge of the learner in powerboat handling, in rough water conditions.
This course will be taught by a former Royal National Lifeboat Institution Inflatable Rescue Boat/ Rescue Water Craft and Surf Life Saving GB Trainer Assessor.
|Pre-course experience||Candidates should be competent to the standard of Powerboat level 2 with coastal endorsement. Be in good physical health.*|
|Assumed knowledge||It is recommended that the candidate holds an RYA VHF License.|
|Minimum duration||1 day|
|Minimum age||16 years|
• Interpreting a synoptic chart
• What is ‘rough water’ and how does the weather and topography affect it?
• Types of waves and seas
• Safe stowage and boat preparation
• Safety briefing
• Crew preparation and safe positioning on board
• Use of power to trim and engine trimming
• How to navigate head, following and beam seas
• Planing speed manoeuvres
• Man overboard
• Practical engine failure
|After the course||
candidates will have practical understanding of:
• Sea states caused by wind Force 4 – 7
• Sea bed topography and the effect on conditions
• Safe passage making in a powerboat
• Emergency situations such as man overboard and engine failure
* This course is not suitable for any person suffering from chronic leg, hip and/or back pain.
NB. This course is subject to suitable rough weather and the dates may be moved at short notice to ensure that you receive the full experience.View all upcoming dates