Course Phone: 0117 929 1153
This is a two-day course that will provide the candidates with the knowledge and skills that are needed to assist a multitude of craft with safety boat cover. Elements of the course include escorting other craft, covering safety for sailors, windsurfers and other water users and acting as a coach boat or race course safety craft along with specific boat handling techniques.
Over the 2 days of the RYA Safety Boat Course you will work on mark laying, activity area management for racing and water sports and boat positioning. The course is designed specifically for those who will be acting a safety boat cover for various different scenarios.
For the tidal section of the RYA Safety Boat we lock out of Cumberland Basin and Entrance Lock onto the River Avon and this gives the driver the chance to experience driving in flowing water and navigation as well as practical application of the skills above.
At current, due to COVID-19, there are some changes to the normal running of this course. This includes student screening, the supply and use of PPE, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene protocols. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
RYA Powerboat Level 2 and a basic understanding of sailing and windsurfing equipment.
Boat and personal preparation, safety equipment, communication, boat positioning, coming alongside a craft underway, safety techniques for writing and rescuing various capsized or distressed craft, towing and positioning.
Ability after the course:
The ability to assist with sailing and windsurfing safety for leisure, event and race on water activities.
Minimum Age restriction:
Instructor / Student Ratio:
1:6 (2 Powerboats)