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Safety Boat Certificate

Level 3 - Safety Boat Certificate

The 2 day Safety Boat Certificate course is designed to teach the skills and knowledge required for those working in environments where they will be providing safety cover to boats, water users and swimmers.


The aim of the Safety Boat 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)

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Previous Knowledge/Experience:

To qualifiy for a place on the Safety Boat Course participants must hold the Irish Sailing National Powerboat Certificate or an equivalent certificate and 20 hours driving experience following qualification.

It is strongly recommended that at least one member of a safety boat’s crew should hold a first aid certificate and the Short Range (SRC) VHF radio oper

We cover the following skills over this two-day course:

  • Preparation of boat for use
  • Basic Boat Handling
  • Boat types
  • Towing various craft including Sailing Dinghies
  • Recovery of Canoes and Kayaks
  • Incident management & Medical Emergencies
  • Advice on Further Training

‘Really enjoyed the power boat course. Oscar was a great instructor - he was friendly and helpful and delivered the course in a fun manner. The small number on the course was brilliant as we got loads of time to practice every skill. Great set up, great facilities, look forward to visiting again. Cheers’ - Elaine, Wexford


Normally 2 Days covering 2 modules. 

The Safety Boat Course takes a 2-module approach depending on type of use. Each module should ordinarily consist of a minimum of 7 hours contact. To achieve the certificate no less than two Modules to include Module 1 must be successfully completed. However, the length of the course may be extended where it suits participants to take a more relaxed approach to the Programme. 

Next available course dates:


If you have two or more participants looking to attend a Safety Boat Course, please contact us: and we will discuss possible course dates that we may to schedule for you.


€375 per person

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