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RYA Safety Boat Course - August 2021

10th - 11 August 2021

Brixham Yacht Club

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.

Assumed knowledge

Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate must be held prior to this course

Minimum duration

2 days

Minimum age


Course content

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

Ability after the course

Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing

Course material supplied

Safety Boat Handbook G16

Maximum instructor Ratio


Non BYC Members - £200*

Members discounted rate - £130

* Non BYC members will automatically qualify for 50% the rest of the year's membership fees on completing this course.



Please visit the club website to book this event.

Last updated 9:19pm on 16 November 2022

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