RYA Safety Boat

Level: Intermediate | Age: Strictly 16 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:00 | Average Price: £220.00

Quick Course Information

Level: Intermediate
Age: Strictly 16 +
Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:00

Minimum Course Duration: 2 Days

Average Price: £220.00

Average Member's Price: £120.00

Typical Number on Course: 6

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful:

100% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

The programme was well structured and met my needs:

87% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

We will not accept candidates for this course unless at lease one seasons' Powerboating experience has been logged since taking Powerboat Level 2.

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Course Summary

A two day weekend course covering skills and techniques used in rescue situations using powered craft. You must already hold powerboat Levels 1 and 2 and have at least a seasons power boating experience to ensure you take the most away from this course. Recommended methods will be taught and evaluated with heavy emphasis on approaching each situation in a carefully calculated manner each time and reacting accordingly. Practical exercises provide essential practice and the sharing of experiences from each of the participants allows everyone to learn alongside each other. Sessions include, rescuing from a lee shore, man over board and assisting other water users especially windsurfers and kayakers as these are common on BLYM.

Course Outline

  • Preparation of craft
  • Boat handling
  • Dinghy, windsurfer, kayak and canoe rescue
  • Towing
  • End-of-day procedures
  • Suitability of craft
  • Communication

Ability After Course

  • Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing

RYA Recognition Information

This RYA course is held under the Bury Lake Young Mariners Recognised Training Centre at our base at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. The maximum Instructor to Student Ratio is: 1:6 and the minimum duration for the course is 2 Days. The following material is provided to you as part of your course:

  • RYA Safety Boat Handbook (G16)
  • Certificate if required standard is met

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Bury Lake Young Mariners
Rickmansworth Aquadrome
Frogmoor Lane