RYA Safety Boat Course in Lancashire

RYA Safety Boat Course in Lancashire

£ 220

Chorley, Lancashire

Intermediate & Advanced
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 16
Chorley, Lancashire
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

Welcome to our RYA Safety Boat Course, a comprehensive and engaging two-day program designed for those who aspire to provide essential safety and support services in water-based activities. This course is perfect for individuals looking to act as an escort, safety, or coach boat for activities involving dinghies, windsurfers, canoes, and during racing or training sessions.

Key Details

  • Price: £220 per person
  • Duration: 2 consecutive days
  • Age Limit: 16+
  • Course Objective: To equip participants with the skills to provide safety or support cover for a variety of water crafts, with a focus on sailing and windsurfing.

Course Breakdown

During the course, you will acquire advanced boat handling skills and learn rescue techniques specific to dinghies, windsurfers, canoes, and towing scenarios. The course also covers aspects of race management and mark laying, ensuring a well-rounded skill set for all safety boat operations.

The course includes preparation, boat handling, rescuing various crafts (dinghies, windsurfers, canoes), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety considerations, suitability of different crafts, local factors, and effective communication.


  • Must be 16 years or older.
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate.

Why Choose Us?

Our centre offers expert instruction, top-notch facilities, and a warm, welcoming environment. Our instructors are passionate about water safety and committed to providing you with the best training experience. The practical, hands-on approach of our course ensures you leave with confidence and competence in safety boat operations. Whether you’re advancing your skills or aiming to support water-based activities professionally, our course is tailored to meet your needs. Join us for an enriching and empowering experience on the water!

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction from experienced and certified trainers.
  • Access to our specialised training equipment and safety boats.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal gear (such as waterproof clothing).
  • Travel to and from the centre.
  • Accommodation - can be arranged in-house upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions

With the RYA Safety Boat certification, you can:

  • Provide Safety and Support: Act as a safety or support boat for a range of water activities, including dinghy sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing.
  • Perform Rescues: Conduct effective rescue operations for various small watercraft.
  • Assist in Water Sports Events: Offer essential support during racing and training events, including race management and mark laying.
  • Enhance Safety Skills: Improve your ability to ensure safety on the water, particularly in a club or training center environment.
  • Fulfill Instructor Requirements: The certification is often a prerequisite for those looking to become instructors in water-based sports.

In the RYA Safety Boat Course, you’ll gain a comprehensive set of skills, including advanced boat handling, effective rescue techniques for various crafts like dinghies, windsurfers, and canoes, and towing methods. The course also covers race management skills, including mark laying, along with essential safety protocols, communication strategies, and an understanding of local environmental factors affecting water activities.

Yes, prior boating experience is essential. You need to hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate and have a basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. This prerequisite ensures that participants have a foundational level of powerboating skill and knowledge, which is crucial for the advanced training provided in the Safety Boat Course.

Absolutely. The RYA Safety Boat certification is highly regarded and can be a significant asset for professional roles in water sports, including working at sailing clubs, training centres, or in roles that require providing safety cover for water-based activities. It’s also a prerequisite for certain instructor roles, making it valuable for career advancement in the marine and water sports industry.

You should bring personal gear suitable for water activities, including waterproof clothing. While the course includes all the necessary equipment for training, personal comfort items like sunscreen, hats, and water bottles are recommended. Meals are provided, including breakfast and a hot lunch on both days of the course, ensuring you have the energy and focus needed for an intensive learning experience.

Yes, we cater for all types of food allergies and religious food requirements. We ask that you inform our reception team at least 2 weeks prior to your visit to allow our catering team to source the necessary ingredients and produce a suitable menu.

Accommodation is not included in this course. However, it can be arranged upon request and subject to availablity. The majority of our bedrooms sleep between 3 to 4 in bunk beds in each room. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided. All rooms are en-suite.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • 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 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru 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 


  • 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


  • 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