The aim of this course is to introduce candidates to the techniques, skills, equipment and communications whilst at the same time ensuring that persons have the knowledge and skill to take charge of powerboats which are involved in: escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers, canoes & powerboats. Providing safety cover for training fleets, Racing fleets, Water festivals, water activities within local communities on inland and inshore areas. Assisting in race management duties. (Sailing & Powerboat). Operating in areas they are familiar with, during hours of darkness.