RYA Safety Boat Intermediate Rescue Course
This 2 day course will provide the skills required to help rescue any small craft. This qualification will enable you to act as a Safety Boat provider for racing or training activities.
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Small craft rescue e.g. sailing dinghies, windsurfers or canoes and smaller keelboats. 2 days will be spent learning to cope with these various types of crafts on the water. The assumed knowledge for this course includes a basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course with approximately 100 hours of helming.
Minimum age is 16 years.
The Fal estuary is a stunning location to learn any powerboating techniques, over a mile across we are near Falmouth, Cornwall.
You will learn the preparation prior to launching the safety boat. Boat handling skills and various craft rescues including dinghy, windsurfer, kayak or canoe (can be covered as theory). Towing safely depending on the type of vessel. Also included in the Safety Boat course are many safety aspects and the suitability of craft. You will learn to consider local factors, the best forms of communication and rescuing other water users. There are also end of day procedures to follow.
The ability on completion of the course – you will be able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.
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Is sailing and powerboating sustainable/environmentally friendly?
RYA Green Blue sustainability scheme
Raising awareness amongst industry and users
Reducing harmful discharges
Reducing environmental disturbance
Encouraging sustainable choices
Mylor Sailing School is also a member of Surfers Against Sewage’s (SAS) 250 business club which is part of a network driving forward a movement for change to protect the UK’s unique coastal environment.
Go to the Surfers Against Sewage website for all their details and campaigns. You can also get involved!!!