RYA Safety Boat

Aim: to introduce the techniques used in powerboats escorting racing fleets of dinghies and windsurfers, providing safety and rescue cover for raining fleets, and assisting in race management. Techniques for canoes/kayaks and kite surfers should also be discussed. It is strongly recommended that a member of the rescue crew should hold a first aid certificate. The ratio of students to instructors should not exceed 6:1 (using two boats).

Pre-Requisite: Level 2 Powerboat Certificate

Duration: 2 days

Minimum age: 16

SECTION A: PRACTICAL

Preparation - understands: Boat Handling - understands: Can: Dinghy Rescue - understands: Can: Windsurfer Rescue - understands: Can: Kayak or Canoe Rescue (can be covered as theory) - understands: Towing - understands: Can: Understands: SECTION B: THEORY

Safety - understands: Suitability of Craft - knowledge of: Local Factors - knowledge of: Communication - understands: Rescuing Other Water Users - knowledge of: