Skill Building/Refresher Powerboat Days

MAST Centre Irish Sailing Courses

A skill building and / or refresher day for those who have previously completed the IS National Powerboat Level 2 course.

Ideal if:

  • It has been a while since you completed your Level 2 course, and you want a refresher.
  • You want to bareboat charter and need a refresher on close quarter manoeuvring, using tides to berth, berthing etc.
  • you want to move through the IS Powerboat syllabus and need some additional training before moving on
  • you want to gain more experience in driving ribs in rougher weather,
  • you want to experience different tidal conditions
  • you want to visit different Marina’s
  • you want to gain some night experience to help you move through the IS Powerboat Syllabus

Our experienced instructors can tailor the day to suit your needs or refresh your general boat handling and safety drills.

Call us to organise a date!

Pre-course experience Candidates must hold an IS Powerboat level 2 certificate.
Assumed knowledge It is recommended that the candidate holds a VHF License. 
Minimum duration 6 hours 
Minimum age 16 years 
Number on course Max 3 – Minimum 2
Course content This is effectively your day so the day can be tailored to whatever both you and your instructor feel needs covering and can include:Night familiarisation or navigationRough Weather HandlingRefresher of IS PB level 2 or Intermediate SyllabiBoat HandlingMoB ProcedurePlaning Speed manoeuvresAnchoringPicking up a buoyPilotage and Passage planning
After the course  You should be much more confident in all aspects of boat handling .

COST: (per person)    €120

Course can be tailored to run over 2 evenings in June and July, or one full day mid-week or weekend.

One Day Powerboat Refresher

This one-day Powerboat Refresher Course is perfect for students who have already completed the IS National Powerboat Level 2 course, but maybe have not managed to get onto the water as much as they had hoped.

The course runs along the following format: –

Classroom Theory & Safety Session – 2 Hours

Areas covered include Life jackets, VHF radio, flares, kill cord, anchoring, cold water shock, the Chart and Charted information, tides, Weather Forecasts, Buoyage and Collision Regulations.

Marina Skills – 2 Hours

Areas covered include Engine checks, boat handling and re-familiarisation, picking up mooring buoys, holding off, coming alongside, the use of springs and lines.

Open Water Manoeuvres – 3 Hours

Areas covered include Application of Collision Regulations, Planing Speed Control, M.O.B, running of a basic passage/pilotage plan, to gain more confidence and time at Sea.

With so many skills to refresh in a single day, we only run with a minimum ratio of 2 students to 1 instructor, per boat at a cost from €120 per person.  This includes: the use of waterproofs if required, all applicable safety equipment, charts and all equipment needed for planning and fuel.  Please remember to bring your own lunch. If this is for you, why not just book online.

Powerboat Experience Builder (Local Ports & Harbours)

If you feel that your boat handling skills are still up to the level of the IS National Powerboat Level 2 or above and you simply want time on the water, then these one day events are for you. 

On one of our school ribs, we head out into Fingal Bay and explore local harbours which might include Howth, Skerries, Lambay, Poolbeg or  Dun Laoghaire (weather conditions dependant).   Lunch is usually taken at a local café on stop off (no alcohol permitted during this event, sorry).   We run with just 3 students and 1 instructor onboard, so plenty of time on the helm.

With prices starting from €120 per person, why not book your place today.

Students must hold and be in possession of their I.S. National Powerboat Level 2 Certificate or above to take part in either of the events above.