SALCOMBE POWERBOAT SCHOOL

 

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RYA Powerboat Training Centre

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Ribs 4 kids

AIM: A Unique Junior Training program specific to driving inflatable tenders in Salcombe Harbour
DURATION: 1 day
MINIMUM AGE: 8 yrs

Areas covered:

  1. Safety Equipment
    1. Buoyancy Aid
    2. Suitable Clothing
    3. Kill Cord
    4. Bailer
    5. Paddles
    6. Harbour Layout guide
       
  2. Boat Care
    1. Preparation
      1. Fuel
      2. Engine
      3. Start/stop engine
      4. Gears
      5. Correct  tube inflation
         
  3. Local knowledge
    1. Weather conditions
    2. Tides
    3. Landmarks
    4. Navigation Marks
    5. Speed Limit Areas
    6. Where to leave your boat
       
  4. Basic Boat Handling
    1. Familiarisation
    2. Secure to a Buoy
    3. Come alongside a pontoon
       
  5. Rules of The Harbour
    1. Knowledge of collision regulations
       
  6. Beach Landings
    1. Planning
    2. Which Beach
    3. Hazards
    4. Method of approach
    5. Crew communication
    6. Mooring/Anchoring
       
  7. Anchoring
    1. Preparation
    2. Attachment to boat
    3. Don’t forget tide
       
  8. Knots
    1. Round turn and two half hitches
    2. Bowline
       
  9. Emergency Situations
    1. Engine failure
    2. Going aground (running out of water)
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