RYA Safety Boat Course in Cambridgeshire

£ 200

Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

RYA Safety Boat Course in Cambridgeshire
Minimum age: 16
Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
£ 200

Activity Highlights:

This two-day course is designed to equip you with the essential skills needed to act as an escort craft, safety boat, or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers, or canoes, as well as for racing or training activities. The course includes comprehensive training in rescue techniques, race management, and mark laying. 

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 consecutive days, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Minimum Age: 16 years
  • Required Experience: Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers recommended, and must hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate

Key Skills

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Prepare and handle a safety boat efficiently
  • Perform dinghy, windsurfer, and kayak/canoe rescues
  • Tow boats safely and conduct end-of-day procedures
  • Understand the suitability of different crafts for rescue operations
  • Manage local factors and communicate effectively
  • Assist in race management and mark laying

Course Breakdown

  • Day One: Introduction, preparation, and boat handling
  • Day Two: Rescue techniques, towing, safety procedures, and race management elements

The course is predominantly practical with some classroom instruction.

Location

The RYA Safety Boat Course is held at at our centre in Perry, Huntingdon, a premier location for water sports training. Our centre offers a safe and controlled environment, ideal for practicing the necessary skills in real-life scenarios.

Prerequisites

  • Participants must have a basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers
  • Must hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate
  • Minimum age requirement is 16 years

Why Choose Us

We are dedicated to providing high-quality training in a supportive and professional environment. Our experienced RYA-certified instructors ensure that every participant gains the confidence and skills needed to perform safety boat duties effectively. With over 50 years of experience in water sports education, our centre is renowned for its excellent facilities and commitment to safety. By choosing our RYA Safety Boat Course, you are investing in top-notch training that prepares you to provide essential safety and support on the water.

Ready to enhance your safety boat skills? Book your spot in our RYA Safety Boat Course today and become a proficient and confident safety boat operator! 

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What's Included:

  • Professional instruction from certified RYA coaches
  • Use of safety boats and necessary equipment
  • Course materials and resources
  • Certificate upon successful completion

What's Not Included:

  • Personal travel to and from our centre
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Accommodation

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are situated on the Southern shore of Grafham Water in a small village called Perry in West Cambridgeshire. There is easy access to us from the surrounding area through the A1 and the A14.

  • What3Words: Should you be using What3Words, the reference for our entrance is sleepless.slices.crunch.
  • By Road: Leave the A1 at the Buckden roundabout and take the turning onto the B661 signposted to Kimbolton. Carry on down the road to Perry. Once in Perry turn right opposite the Wheatsheaf Pub down Chichester Way. At the bottom of the road turn a tight right into our entrance.
  • By Rail: Huntingdon Train Station and St Neots Train Station are the two closest stations to the Centre. Both are under a 15 minute taxi ride away.
  • By Bus: Huntingdon Bus Station and St Neots Bus Station are the two closest stations to the Centre. Both are under a 15 minute taxi ride away.

The course is designed for individuals aged 16 and older who are involved in supporting sailing, windsurfing, or canoeing activities. It is ideal for those who act as safety boat operators, escort craft personnel, or coach boat handlers during racing or training activities.

You should have a basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. Additionally, an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is required prior to taking this course to ensure foundational powerboat handling skills.

  • Preparation and handling of a safety boat
  • Rescue techniques for dinghies, windsurfers, kayaks, and canoes
  • Towing methods and end-of-day procedures
  • Understanding the suitability of different crafts for rescue operations
  • Managing local factors and effective communication
  • Elements of race management and mark laying

The course is conducted over two consecutive days, from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day. It consists of a mix of practical on-water sessions and classroom instruction to cover theoretical aspects and practical applications.

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing for both practical and classroom sessions
  • Personal protective clothing such as a wetsuit or drysuit, if desired
  • A towel and change of clothes
  • Sun protection, such as sunscreen and a hat
  • Personal snacks and drinks for the day

Life jackets and safety boats will be provided by the centre.

To receive the RYA Safety Boat certificate, participants must demonstrate their ability to:

  • Handle a safety boat effectively
  • Perform rescue techniques for various watercraft
  • Provide safety or support cover for sailing and windsurfing activities
  • Understand and apply race management elements
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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be made against course payments or accommodation-only bookings. You are advised to take out your own personal "missed event" insurance for this eventuality. Transfers of courses may be made at the discretion of the Centre Manager, providing at least 28 days notice is given. This is dependent on availability in the current season – courses cannot be transferred to the following year.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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