Introduction to Powerboating

gosailing.ie is delighted to announce that it is now offering the 1 day Introduction to Powerboating Certificate course. All courses are ISA certified and delivered by an extremely experienced full time instructor. We run from the most unique training centre in the country, a luxury 53 foot yacht is our class room which is located on Dun Laoghaire Marina while the powerboat used is commercially coded by the Department of Marine and of the highest standard. She is 24 feet in length with a 150hp engine. The course lasts 7 hours, there is no requirement for previous experience. Course content includes:

• Boat preparation

• Clothing and equipment

• Basic boat handling

• Planing and manoeuvring on the plane

• Leaving and coming alongside

• Securing to a mooring

• Anchoring

• Man Overboard

• Rules of the Road

• Regulations

• Safety on board

• Rope work

• Towing

• Weather

• Navigation & Pilotage

• Coastal Knowledge

All practical elements are performed as a crew member on a powerboat. Course material follows the Irish Sailing Associations syllabus.

Contact us now for more information on info@gosailing.ie, 087 0922913 or www.gosailing.ie

Date of posting: Oct 11, 2016