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POWERBOAT COURSE ISA Power boat qualification

                   POWER BOATING With Waterworld

Power boating is one of the easiest ways to get on the water today. Maybe you just want to spend a sunny summer’s day out with the family and friends, skiing, fishing or just relaxing . Or perhaps you’re a commercial user who needs qualifications for work

Waterworld we provide a comprehensive range of the Irish Sailing Association powerboat courses for those certificates which are both nationally and internationally recognized and our own in house powerboat clinics for those of you that want to learn how to get your boat into and out of that tricky space in the marina and see how the professionals make it look so easy.

Phillip Fitzgibbon is the senior powerboat instructor in Waterworld. Phillips experience in powerboating is second to none. He over 30 years experience in powerboating and is the current holder of ROUND IRELAND POWERBOAT RECORD. So if you are looking the best, you found him.

INTRO TO POWERBOATING (LEVEL 1)

Course aims:

The aim of the Introduction to Powerboating Certificate is to provide a practical introduction to boat handling and safety on powerboat. It is ideally suited to anyone new to powerboating and 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.

Duration: Full day
Pre-Requisites: No previous experience or knowledge is required or assumed.
Syllabus: Boat preparation, Clothing, Slow speed handling, Manoeuvring at speed, Anchoring, Man Over Board, Regulations, Safety, Rope work, Towing, Weather, Navigation & Pilotage.
Award: ISA Introduction to Powerboating Certificate. (On successful completion)
Price: €150 per person

NATIONAL POWERBOAT (LEVEL2)

Course Aims:

By the end of this two day course the successful participant will be capable of helming without supervision in good conditions and familiar waters.
They will also be safety conscious and have a basic knowledge of boat preparation and handling both ashore and afloat. Experienced boat handlers may also achieve this award through direct assessment.

Pre-Requisites: Some previous boating experience is necessary. The ISA recommends this certificate as the minimum level of training/knowledge required before anyone uses a power boat on their own. Equipment: This course may be run in Castlegregory on our boats using the tiller and console driven boat 
Ratio: Maximum 3 clients per instructor 
Duration: 2 days (10.00am to 7.00pm on the first day and 10.00am to 5.00pm on the second day). Call for details on a direct assessment.
Cost: €295 per person, To carry out the course on your own boat, the cost is less, please contact Phillip for details. When doing the course on your own boat, it must be fully equipped with all required safety equipment and insurance.

Award:ISA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) (on successful completion 

Syllabus:

  • Preparation of the boat for use
  • Clothing & equipment
  • Launch & recovery
  • Basic boat handling
  • Planing & manoeuvring while on the plane
  • Leaving & coming alongside
  • Securing to a mooring buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Man overboard
  • Application of the “Rules of the Road”
  • Regulations
  • Safety on board
  • Rope work
  • Engines & drives
  • Types of craft
  • Towing
  • Weather
  • Navigation & pilotage
  • Coastal knowledge


SAFETY BOAT

Course Aims

 

The Safety Boat Certificate Course aims to introduce anyone involved in sailing clubs or watersports centers to the essential skills needed to providing safely cover and how to rescue a fleet of boats/canoes/boats/windsurfers

Duration:  2 days
Pre-Requisites: National Powerboat Certificate or equivalent experience.

Syllabus: Race Management (sailing boats), Rescue techniques for: sailing dinghies, windsurfers, canoes & kayaks, kitesurfers, Safety boat specifications, Incident management / medical emergencies, and Search patterns.

Award: ISA Safety Boat Certificate. (On successful completion).

Price: €300 per person.

Advanced POWERBOATING

Course Aim


Is to take your powerboating to the next level, to develop boat handling, seamanship, Pilotage and navigation skills up to the standards required to drive a planning powerboat safety by day in all coastal waters, and by night in coastal waters with which you are familiar.

Duration: 2 days
Pre-Requisites: “National Powerboat Certificate” or equivalent qualification and “Coastal Navigation Course”. It is recommended that students hold a First Aid Certificate and the VHF licence.
Syllabus: Heavy weather handling, Search patterns, Basic engine repairs, Day & night passages and GPS navigation.
Award: ISA Advanced Powerboat Certificate. (On successful completion)
Price: €360 per person
 

Advanced POWERBOATING

Course Aims:


Is to take your powerboating to the next level, to develop boat handling, seamanship, Pilotage and navigation skills up to the standards required to drive a planning powerboat safety by day in all coastal waters, and by night in coastal waters with which you are familiar.

Duration: 2 days
Pre-Requisites: “National Powerboat Certificate” or equivalent qualification and “Coastal Navigation Course”. It is recommended that students hold a First Aid Certificate and the VHF licence.
Syllabus: Heavy weather handling, Search patterns, Basic engine repairs, Day & night passages and GPS navigation.
Award: ISA Advanced Powerboat Certificate. (On successful completion)
Price:€360 per person

DIVE COXWAINS

Course Aims


The Dive Coxswain Certificate (ISA) course aims to introduce and develop the skills necessary to take charge of a powerboat that is deploying and recovering divers on inland and coastal dive sites, by day, on waters with which the coxswain is familiar.
 
Pre-Requisites: ISA National Powerboat Certificate. Personal experience in, or knowledge of, diving would be an advantage. Strongly recommend you hold a First Aid Certificate & VHF Licence. Coxswains taking divers to dive sites further offshore, or to coastal sites with which they are not familiar, should consider completing the ISA Advanced Powerboat Certificate.
Equipment: This course may be run in Castlegregory on our boats using the tiller and console driven boat Alternatively, if a group has access to a suitable boat in a suitable location, the course can be run on-site.
Ratio: Minimum 3, maximum 6 clients per instructor
Duration: 2 days, 10am to 5pm each day
Cost: €330 per person discount for 3+ persons
Award: ISA Dive Coxswain Certificate (on successful completion)
Syllabus: 
    • Boat handling
    • Diving operations including: Deploy shot lines, lazy shots, decompression stops; Describe use of equipment including magnemometer, grapnel hook; Deploy and recover divers etc.
    • Passage planning
    • Passage making
    • Weather
    • Coastal knowledge
    • Application of the “Rules of the Road”
    • Boat types
    • Safety & emergency situations
    • Care of boats & equipment

PERSONAL WATER CRAFT

Course Aims:

This course is designed by PWC users for PWC users
Duration: 2 days
Pre-Requisites: none.
Syllabus: Personal equipment, Pre-launch checks, Rules of the road, safe speed, overtaking, Local rules/ Bylaws. Charts & tides. Weather, lee shores, Safety & emergency equipment, Courtesy to other, Launching from a trailer, Controlling at low speed, Falling off & re-boarding, Control at speed. Collision situations & Slalom exercises. Towing and maybe one or two tricks!!
Award:Personal water craft PWC Certificate. (On successful completion)

Price: €295 per person