The Safety Boat Operator course is the third & final step in the Australian Sailing accredited pathway to learn to drive a powerboat. It is ideal for adults and teenagers (16yrs +) who wish to refine their knowledge & practical skills and incorporate rescue techniques.
This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to support water based activities at Clubs, schools and outdoor recreation centres. You will learn about appropriate rescue equipment selection, general race management theory and race course design, consider communication techniques and emergency management plans. Various methods of rescue techniques for different water craft will be taught including lay & recovery markers. Advanced techniques in man-overboard recovery, boat handling in swell & towing will be revised. You will also have the opportunity to work through a number of Case Studies relating to boat safety.
This course is a highly desired standard for powerboat drivers involved in Club sailing activities.
Course Length: 1 1/2 days – minimum of 12 hours instruction
Pre-Requisite: Powerboat Handling course
Course Pre-study Required: No
Minimum Age: 16 years
Maximum number of participants: 4
Cost: $295 per person
Includes: 12 hours instruction, use of personal safety equipment and powerboat. By successfully completing one of our Safety Boat Operator courses you will also be issued with an Australian Sailing Safety Boat Operator certificate – which is recognised nationally.