This course is ideal for new owners conscious of the difficulty and hazards of boat handling in the marina. It is useful for crews as well as skippers. Apart from the obvious safety benefits of extra boat handlers on board, it adds interest if everyone can contribute to the trip.
12 years old. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate. (Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent and or guardian).
Boat preparation, boat handling, types of craft, engines and drives, engine operation and maintenance, safety and seamanship, rules of the road, securing to a buoy, berthing alongside, man overboard recovery.
Ability After the Course
Competent to handle a motor cruiser of a specific type in sheltered waters.