Courses offered at Cork Powerboat Training
Introduction to Powerboating
The aim of this course is to provide a short practical introduction to boat handling and safety on powerboats being used on all Irish waters. It is ideally suited to those looking for anyone new to powerboating and those whose primary role will be as crew on a powerboat. By the end of the course participants will be able to safely and effectively crew a powerboat and take the helm while under supervision.
National Powerboat Certificate
The aim of this two day course is to develop the skills and knowledge that allow participants to safely and effectively skipper an open powerboat by day, on inland and coastal waters with which they are familiar. The ISA recommends this Certificate as the minimum level of training/knowledge required before anyone uses a power boat on their own.
Advanced Powerboat Certificate
By the end of this course, the successful participant will have a sound introduction to using fast open boats at sea. An essentially practical course equipping experienced boat users with the tools necessary to take fast open boats lik RIB’s on coastal passages, this course covers skills ranging from advanced boat handling through to pilotage by day and night.
All navigation courses benefit from RNLI Ambassador offer of free membership for 12 months.
VHF Radio Courses
In Ireland, to operate a VHF radio you need to hold a certificate of proficiency in operating a VHF radio and also a license for the radio set.
All VHF Radio courses benefit from the RNLI Ambassador offer of free membership for 12 months.