Advanced Powerboat Certificate

The aim of the Advanced Powerboat Certificate course is to develop boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation skills up to the standards required to drive a planing powerboat safely by day in all coastal waters and by night in coastal waters with which you are familiar. The course lasts 25 hours, this includes a night pilotage exercise. Course content includes:

  • Boat preparation
  • Basic boat handling
  • Weather
  • Navigation
  • Passage planning
  • Passage making
  • Coastal knowledge
  • Rules of the Road
  • Boat types
  • Safety
  • Care of boats and equipment

All practical elements are performed as a skipper on a powerboat.

Course material follows the Irish Sailing syllabus.

Qualification: The Irish Sailing’s Advanced Powerboat Certificate

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