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RYA Safety Boat Course   iCal entry for this event

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.


It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.


Largs Sailing club members who are willing to commit to helping with safety cover at events may be eligible for reduced course fees. Please talk to Julia in the LSC office.


Assumed knowledge Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course
Minimum duration 2 days 
Minimum age 16 
Course content

Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users

Ability after the course Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing


What you will need

· Waterproofs

· Wet-suit/Dry-suit (or whatever you would normally wear for dinghy sailing)

· Boots

· Warm clothing

· Gloves are recommended

· RYA Powerboat logbook

· Buoyancy Aid

(the LSTA has a number of buoyancy aids and waterproofs that can be borrowed if needed)

Location: LSC


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Description Date Availability Places
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11-05-2013 closed full
15-06-2013 closed full
31st May & 1st June 31-05-2014 closed 3
20th & 21st June 20-06-2015 closed 1
7th & 8th May 07-05-2016 closed full
4th & 5th June 04-06-2016 closed 2
17th & 18th June 17-06-2017 closed 7
24th & 25th June 24-06-2017 closed full
23 & 24 June 23-06-2018 closed full
16 & 17 August 16-08-2018 closed 6
25 & 26 September 25-09-2018 closed 1