Power Boat level 1 & 2
Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Cost: €390 per person

The Level 1& 2 course covers basic boat handling, engine checks and safety. It is ideal for the new owner who is conscious of the difficulty and potential hazards of boat handling in the marina and wishes to obtain more enjoyment for all concerned by setting out simple passages in safety. It is also a useful course for the crew. Apart from the obvious safety value of having extra boat handlers on board, it adds interest if everyone can understand and contribute to successful passage-making.
The Level 1 & 2 Course can be be done on your own boat if required.

The Power Boat Level 1&2 Course Detail
Previous experience required: None
The syllabus for the Power Boat Level 1 & 2 Course comprises the following items:

Launching and Recovery
Boat Handling
Securing to a Buoy
Leaving and coming alongside
Man Overboard

Shore Based
The types of craft and their respective advantages/disadvantages
Engines & drives
Use of power tilt & trim tabs
Safety checks
Personal buoyancy
Awareness of other water users
Application of the collision regulations (IRPCS)
Local bylaws
Towing and being towed
Communication with other craft
Emergency action
Distress signals
Fire precautions and fire fighting
Rope work
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International Certificate of Competance (I.C.C)
Course Duration: Motor Cruising 5 days, Power (up to 10m) 3 days
Price on Application

The ICC may be issued by a government to its nationals and residents who are bound for the waters of foreign countries on vessels registered by that government. This means that a UK ICC allows UK Citizens and bonafide UK residents in UK registered pleasure craft (up to 24m in length) to visit the waters of foreign states that participate in Resolution 40, without the need to comply with those states' Cabotage laws, particularly their national certification requirements which in many cases are compulsory.

Some states may accept UKICC as an alternative to their national qualification on their nationally flagged vessels, but this should NEVER be assumed. The onus is on ICC holders to determine its acceptability by foreign states.

The ICC was never intended to be an alternative to individual national qualification requirements. The syllabus for the ICC test as follows: Safety prior to cast off. Depart from a pontoon. General manoevering. Steering, and turning in a confined space. Emergencies. Man overboard drills. Coming along side a windward bank or pontoon. Securing to a buoy, (if appropriate). High speed manoeuvres, (if appropriate).

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