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RYA Safety Boat

This 2 day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

Assumed Knowledge: Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers.

Prerequisite: A RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate must be held prior to this course.

Course duration: 2 days, 10am 5pm both days.

The course is run from the club house in Hammersmith W69TA.


It is advised to have recent experience in a powerboat, and be prepared to get wet!

For available course dates and booking info please see the club calendar

Cost: £355

Club Members will receive a £115 rebate (bringing the course cost down to £240) on completion of 4x dinghy safety boat duties, done after completion of the course and within the same calendar year. Please contact the admin office to confirm the dates of the duties once completed to claim your rebate.

By signing up to the RYA Safety Boat course at LCSC, you are confirming you have read, understood and accepted LCSC's Standard T & C's for Safetyboat Courses.

Please find a copy below.


Morning session

Launching & Recovery

Preparation of Boat

Safety Equipment


Standing off


Afternoon session

Race Management

Dinghy Rescue



Morning Session

Mark Laying

Windsurfer Rescue

Canoe Rescue

Afternoon session

Lee Shores

Man Overboard Recovery

Practical Race cover exercise

Recap, Debrief


Last updated 10:35 on 18 February 2024

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