ISA Advanced Powerboat Course


The Advanced Powerboat Course will allow powerboaters to gain skills in boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation, at both day and night in coastal waters. Some pre course preparation maybe needed depending on your experience.

Course Syllabus

  • Boat Preparation
  • Boat Handling; holding station, coming alongside at speed, lee shore landings
  • Rough weather skills
  • Meterology; forecast sourcing and interpretation, implications for powerboating
  • Navigation; at day and night using GPS, depth sounder, steering and hand bearing compass
  • Passage Planning
  • International Collision Regulations, day and night shapes
  • Safety, search patterns, sea anchor usage
  • Basic maintenance, trailing and storage

Previous Experience/Knowledge Required

Participants must hold a National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) and have at least 8 hours driving experience.

It is strongly recommended that participants hold a VHF radio operators certificate and a first aid certificate. Additionally, participants should be proficient in navigation of at least Irish Sailing's Coastal Navigation for Small Boats Course or the RYA Day-Skipper level.

Course Dates 2020

Courses run on Saturday from 9.30am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm.

  • Dun Laoghaire Course 1: 18th and 19th January
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 2: 22nd and 23rd February
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 3: 14th and 15th March
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 4: 17th and 18th October
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 5: 31st October and 1st November
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 6: 28th and 29th November

Course Fee - €340 per person

Book Now

Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course, its date and start / finish times. Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling. Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

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