RYA Safety Boat course

Event Details

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Course dates: 25th/26th May

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RYA Safety Boat

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.


  • 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),Single and double hander inversion recovery,entrapments,VHF use,Crew communications, Towing – alongside, astern forward/backward Herringbone tow, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users, positioning within the fleet.


Ability after the course 

  • Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.

Tide Times

20 June 2024

Time Type Height
05:43 low 0.83m
11:29 high 4.07m
18:15 low 0.9m
23:46 high 4.14m

21 June 2024

Time Type Height
06:26 low 0.8m
12:09 high 4.16m
18:59 low 0.79m

22 June 2024

Time Type Height
00:29 high 4.24m
07:06 low 0.78m
12:48 high 4.24m
19:41 low 0.68m

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