The aim of this course is:
• To develop boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation skills up to the standards required to plan and execute safely and enjoyably short coastal passages by day, in fair weather conditions, in a planing powerboat.
• To handle safely and enjoyably more powerful craft than typically used on a National Powerboat Course.
• To be able to support recreational swimming from a powerboat.
Participants must hold the Irish Sailing National Powerboat Certificate or an equivalent certificate and 20 hours driving experience following qualification.
A pre-course assessment may be required at the Senior Instructor’s discretion. This is to ensure that all participants are at an appropriate skill level to absorb new knowledge and skills.
It is strongly recommended that participants be certified to Irish Sailing Coastal Navigation for Small Boats standard or higher.
It is strongly recommended that at least one member of a powerboat’s crew should hold a first aid certificate and the Short Range Certificate