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NCSC Safety Duties Course » Day One (Powerboat Driving)

1st June, 09:00 - 17:00

This event is part of the NCSC Safety Duties Course group.
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Course overview

An in-house (club members only) powerboat driving, safety and rescue course, designed to help the successful participant to be able to drive powerboats for club racing and perform general safety duties at Notts County Sailing Club.

These run over 2 separate days - the first day is a driving course, the second day is a safety and rescue course. Members who have RYA Powerboat Level 2 (RYA PB2) are exempt from the first day and can proceed to the second day safety and rescue course. If you have completed Day One or the RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling course before, you will only need to book Day Two. If not, you will need to book Day One and Two.

In addition, existing drivers are welcome to attend day one and / or two for refresher training.

NB Powerboating is a cold activity (much colder than sailing) so we advise to come well-wrapped up; you can always remove layers if you are too hot. It is much harder to get warm again if you get cold. For the safety recovery and rescue day, you will get wet and you should be equipped for and prepared to enter the water.

Price

Members £ FREE

Course pre-requisites

None

Course duration

1 or 2 days or equivalent number of sessions, dependent on experience

Minimum age

16 years

Content

Boat handling (pontoon leaving and returning), rib placement (racing and training), casualty recovery (drift down/head up methods), righting capsized and total inversion dinghies, recovery of boats stuck on the mud and keelboat recovery (theory only).

Qualification gained on successful completion

After successful completion of day two, you will be able to carry out Club Safety Boat Duties, with endorsement on SCM.

Format

Practical.

Student / instructor ratio

3:1

What's included

  • Use of boats, training materials and equipment.
  • Types of boats used: "planing" boats, i.e. RIBS, Pioneers and Rigiflex i.e. boats that lift up and move across, rather than through the water when at speed, and powered by outboard engines.

What you should bring

  • Depending on the time of year, the Galley may be open for the purchase of breakfast, lunch and hot and cold drinks. If it will not be, you will be advised in advance so that you can bring your own food. Hot water will always be available.
  • What should I wear? (Day One Powerboat Driving)
    • Buoyancy aid of correct specification e.g. adult 50N (one will be provided if you do not have your own)
    • Waterproof trousers and coat; wet weather gear even better!
    • Correct seasonal clothing and additional warm layers. Thin thermal layers are great for layering.
    • Appropriate enclosed footwear. Wellingtons, or shoes you don't mind getting wet are good. Remember wet feet get cold, so dinghy boots, we find, aren't great. No flip-flops or open-toed shoes please, in case you stub your toe!
    • Appropriate seasonal hat and gloves
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Change(s) of clothing
  • What should I wear? (Day Two Safety and Rescue)
    • Buoyancy aid of correct specification e.g. adult 50N (one will be provided if you do not have your own)
    • Correct seasonal wetsuit or drysuit
    • For inclement weather, a waterproof outer spray top or coat and base layers are recommended
    • Appropriate enclosed footwear, i.e. wetsuit boots or trainers that can get wet
    • Appropriate seasonal hat and gloves
    • Swimming costume and towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Change(s) of clothing

Last updated 5:53pm on 26 February 2024

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