RYA Safety Boat Course

This course introduces the techniques used in powerboats escorting racing fleets of dinghies and windsurfers, providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management. Techniques for canoes/kayaks and kite surfers will also be discussed.

It is strongly recommended that participants hold a first aid certificate.

Please note this course will only run with a minimum of 4 students (aged 16+) 

  • Price: £285pp
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Ages: 16+
  • Timings: 09:00-16:30 each day
  • Pre-requisite - Powerboat Level 2 required

Instructor on Powerboat at Chichester Harbour, West Sussex

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. 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. At the end of the course you will be able to provide safety or support cover to a range of crafts, particularly sailing or windsurfing. 


Maximum Student:Instructor ratio is 6:1 in two boats.

Candidates must hold an RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate.

RYA G16 Safety Boat Handbook is included for all the information that you will need.