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PRACTICAL AND THEORY

Upgrade your skills and knowledge.

The following courses cover practical and theory useful for sailors, powerboaters, volunteers, instructors and coaches.

Courses are scheduled over the year based on demand, let us know if you’d like to join a course not scheduled.

If you would like to chat about any of the courses offered, simply call the Sailing Office on 03 5925 9620.

POWERBOAT HANDLING

Course Overview

The Powerboat Handling is a course designed to introduce you to practical driving skills, trip planning, boat maintenance and safety equipment and improve your boat handling skills, especially in confined areas such as marinas and in swell and waves.

The Powerboat Handling course will cover areas such as passage planning, sourcing weather information, powerboat terminology and rules, boat launching and docking as well as man overboard recovery.

Course Duration

The course will be run over one full day.

Course Prerequisites

Water confident. The skills and knowledge gained in Start Powerboating or equivalent powerboating experience. The minimum age is 12 years. Must have a marine licence.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to further develop their powerboat driving skills. This course is also a prerequisite for becoming a Dinghy and/or Windsurfing Instructor.

Course Outcome

You will gain your Powerboat Handling completion certificate.

SAFETY BOAT OPERATOR

Course Overview

Our Safety Boat Operator course is aimed at people with a desire to be in charge of a safety boat, particularly those who wish to assist their clubs or associations with the control and support of racing programs and other training courses. During this Course you will learn the skills needed to operate a Safety Boat and support other water based activities.  You’ll learn about race course design, practise on-water rescue of dinghies and gain an awareness of techniques to support kite surfers and kayaks.

Course Duration

The course will be run over one full day

Course Prerequisites

Water confident. The skills and knowledge gained in Powerboat Handling or equivalent powerboating experience. The minimum age is 16 years. Must have a marine licence.

Who should do this course?

This Course is designed for those wishing to help out at a club as a safety boat driver.  This course is also a pre-requisite for the Club Coach qualification

Course Outcome

You will gain your Safety Boat Operator completion certificate. 

Missed out on your preferred course dates?

If the course you were after is fully booked or you can’t find a suitable date, leave your name of our ‘Expressions of Interest’ form and we’ll be in touch when we add new course dates to our program.

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