Intro / Beginner
A short practical introduction to boat handling and safety on powerboats being used on all Irish waters. It is ideally suited to those looking for anyone new to powerboating and those whose primary role will be as crew on a powerboat. By the end of the course participants will be able to safely and effectively crew a powerboat and take the helm while under supervision.
No previous knowledge assumed
What to bring
Waterproof /Windproof jacket, Waterproof trousers / Salopettes, Change of clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Packed Lunch, Pen and notepad.
NB: We do not provide any waterproof gear. Participants without the appropriate gear will not be allowed on the water. Participants must be prepared for boating in all conditions.
RIB with 40HP Outboard, Displacement craft with tiller outboard
No pre-course requisites
No. of Persons on Course
3 people with one instructor, 6 people with two instructors
NB: This course will only run with a minimum of 3 participants.
Under 16? Under national legislation, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to operate boat capable of 17 knots or more on Irish coastal or inland waters. For this reason participants under the age of 16 may only participate on those courses where they may do so in displacement boats. It is recommended that the Introduction To Powerboating Certificate be used to introduce young powerboaters to good boating practice. Under 12s may not operate boats with engines over 5Hp. Irish Sailing policy recommends that under 16s do not operate any powerboat without appropriate and competent adult supervision.
Irish Sailing - Introduction to Powerboating