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Refreshing Powerboat Training for 2019

By Glyn Williams, Thursday, 17th January 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: INSS News, Powerboating.

Here’s what you can expect from the re-vamped powerboat programmes in 2019!

Getting people afloat to enjoy the sea, all at a reasonable cost covering exactly what today’s boater needs is what drives us at the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School. We’re thrilled to announce the results of a significant shake up of the powerboat training on offer.

New Training Courses

Following on from Irish Sailing’s review of their training scheme we’re pleased to expand the range of Irish Sailing recognised Powerboat Courses on offer. We’ve launched dates for the re-vamped Introduction to Powerboating, a fun and informative one-day course for absolute beginners. The new Intermediate Powerboat programme is perfect for day trippers taking coastal hops with friends and family.

The reconfigured Coastal Navigation for Small Boats course now provides all that is required for the new intermediate qualification, as well as providing a streamlined and efficient theoretical and navigation basis for the advanced powerboat course

You can see all these programmes here:

In-house Programme Upgrades

We’ve also looked carefully at our current programmes, with a content review of the National Powerboat Certificate course providing additional focus on practical driving skills by condensing the theory components and covering them as they are encountered while at sea.

We have some of the highest specification powerboats available for training in Ireland, and we’re not resting on our laurels. In partnership with Irish National Marine Services, suppliers of both Fjordstar RIBs and Selva Marine Engines we’re delighted to announce we’ll be adding a new 7m Fjordstar with 150hp engine to the teaching fleet soon.

Outboard Engine Maintenance Course

Ever wondered how an outboard engine works? What are the most common preventable problems that occur and what can you do to extend the engines lifespan? All these questions will be answered at a new outboard engine maintenance course, designed and taught by one of Ireland’s most experienced outboard engine mechanics, Brian Hughes.

Brian recently retired from Killen Marine and will shortly be putting years of powerboating knowledge to work as a member of our powerboat instructing team. However, that’s not where his desire to pass on knowledge ends, hence the creation of this programme, combining a lifetime of acquired knowledge and our equipment, facilities and training skills to develop a highly practical one-day courses.

Outboard Engine Course - More Information...

Is that all?

In short, no, but we can’t be spilling all the news in one go. Stay tuned for plenty of exciting developments in this space! In the meantime we’d be thrilled to welcome you onto a programme.

Check out the courses on offer...

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