• Course ID: P110
  • Discipline: Powerboat
  • Level: Level 1

SailCork have been teaching juniors afloat since the mid 1970’s and pioneered the Powerboat Scheme in Ireland. It was no surprise to the maritime community when Eddie English and his crew were the first powerboat school in Ireland to develop a special scheme especially for juniors. The Junior Powerboat Course provides a practical introduction to boat handling skills in open power driven craft. We offer two different levels for juniors – beginner and improver. These courses are specially designed for juniors by our team of experienced powerboat instructors. Pupils learn how to be a useful crew in a powerboat and move on to develop skills necessary to drive a powerboat – learning that safety is no.1 !

Age: 13-15

Price €225
Boat 6.5m Excalibur RIB 120hp Mercruiser inboard diesel engine, 5.5 m Humber RIB 90hp Honda four stroke engine, 4m Narwhal RIB 15hp Honda four stroke engine.
Length of Course 2 days
Objective Be able to use a powerboat confidently and safely under the supervision of a compentent adult. Be a useful crew in a powerboat and able to participate fully in family trips or a RIB or other powerboat.
Location SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour. P24D681. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms and easy access to the water for dinghies.
Equipment Included Buoyancy aids, waterproofs available for hire if required.
What to bring Rainproof jacket and trouser are essential. You will not be allowed attend without correct gear for powerboating in all conditions. Note that it can be cold on a powerboat, due to the effect of wind at high speed (bring one layer more than think you need!). Buoyancy aid. Notebook and pen.
Meals Bring a packed lunch and drink .
Syllabus 1. Launch and recovery. 2. Preparation of boat and crew 3. Paddling and rowing. 4. Boat handling - starting stopping steering. 5. Leaving shore or a marina and coming alongside a marina, pier or boat. 5. Being towed - preparing and actions during a tow. 6. Safety - avoiding problems, how to cope in adverse conditions, calling for help.
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