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Power Boat Training

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At Great Moor Sailing Club we run a number of power boat training courses, the aim of whic is to provide the skills needed to handle a power craft in support of the sailing activities. These skills are applicable to handling power craft in other situations as well.

Power Boat Level 1

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.

At GMSC this level course is amalgimated with the level 2 course.

Assumed knowledge:- None
Minimum duration:- 1 day
Minimum age:- Candidates must be the age of 16 at GMSC
Course content:- Launch and recovery, preparation of boat and crew, boat handling, picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed

Power Boat Level 2

This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Assumed knowledge:- None. May be preceded by Level 1
Minimum duration:- 2 days
Minimum age:- At GMSC 16.
Course content:- Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard

Safety Boat

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

Assumed knowledge:- Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course
Minimum duration:-2 days
Minimum age:- 16
Course content:- Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users

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