SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Search and Rescue Training


Sailing for SAR Crews

Many experienced SAR crew without a sailing background, find working with a yacht or sailing dinghy a challenge.  This course demystifies sailing and covers basic sailing skills, key risks for SAR crew and casualty, basic engine troubleshooting, and boat handling under sail, under power and under tow.

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Intro to Powerboating - SAR

Nowadays crew often join a Search and Rescue Service with very little marine background.  This course is aimed at building skills from scratch and is the first step to becoming an experienced and competent Search and Rescue Crew member.  In addition to basic boat handling skills, the course covers role and responsibility of a SAR crew.

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National Powerboat Certificate - SAR

By the end of this two day course the successful participant will be capable of helming without supervision in good conditions and familiar waters.

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Safety Boat Certificate - SAR

By the end of this course, the successful candidate will have a wide range of boat handling techniques and experience in the provision of safety cover for events on or near the water.  The course covers specific Search and Rescue techniques including search patterns and safe recovery of a range of small craft.

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Powerboat Coxswain - SAR

Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate this course is aimed at the SAR coxswain/helmsman who intends to operate in a more challenging environment in daylight hours.

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Advanced Powerboat - SAR

Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate and Powerboat Coxswain this course is aimed at the SAR coxswain/helmsman who intends to operate in a more challenging environment both in daylight and in darkness.

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