RYA Safety Boat Course

RYA Safety Boat Course

This course goes through all types of safety cover with a powerboat. Using RIBs you will experience rescue techniques for windsurfer, kayaks, dinghies, multi hulls and other crafts. Laying race course marks and positioning for safety craft is also covered. On this course we use our purpose-built safety boat ‘Sour’ – with Suzuki 90HP engine.

The course syllabus will cover the following:

  • Preparation
  • Boat handling
  • Dinghy, windsurfer and kayak/canoe rescue
  • Towing
  • End-of-day procedures
  • Safety
  • Suitability of craft
  • Local factors
  • Communication
  • Rescuing other water users

Really good course. I arrived very nervous and after 2 days I left much more confident. Highly recommend this course

Nick Emmerson

Was given clear information about what was going to take place and when. Subjects were presented clearly and there was no rush. Felt I was in control of the boat by the end of the day

Michael Mayne

Great staff. A vast pool of knowledge and experience. Friendly and helpful atmosphere. Top work. Keep it up!

Paul Cutler

Really good course. Loads of information but presented in a way that was easy to absorb

Phil Marston

Course objective:

Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.

Prerequisite:

Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate must be held prior to this course.

Age 16+

Duration:

2 days.

Where:

Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP

Suitable for:

Adults with existing powerboating skills looking to enhance those skills and learn how to rescue other small craft.

Availability:

Courses are run weekends from Febuary to the end of November. If you cannot find a date please contact us. Private Tuition is also available.

Booking:

Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 1 or email us.

If you cannot find a date please contact us.

Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Map / Directions
What to Bring
Membership
Cancellation Policy

Lagoon Watersports @ Brighton Marina
Pontoon 6
Western Concourse
Brighton Marina
BN2 5UP
UK

We have two centres in Brighton. This activity take place from Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina DO NOT go to Lagoon Watersports, Hove Lagoon. If you are taking a taxi please make this clear to the driver.

Finding Lagoon Watersports once you are in Brighton Marina
Head towards the waterfront where you will see all the cafes and restaurants. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large bridge heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.

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To Brighton Marina by car
Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park. From the car park you can either go across a linking bridge on level 6 or from the ground floor of the car park towards all the waterfront cafes and bars. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large ramp heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.

By Bus
Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.

By Bike
Brighton Marina has a bike share station which is either pay per minute or a yearly membership, go to https://www.btnbikeshare.com for more information. For your own bike, racks are available on the main concourses of the pontoons. You must use the racks and not leave bikes on the pontoons otherwise Premier Marina will take them away.

On foot
Brighton Marina is a pleasant walk along the seafront from the centre of Brighton, it is 20 minutes walk from the main West Pier. During the summer you will also find the Volks electric railway operates along the front.

By train 
The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk

By Air
Brighton is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Follow the A23 from Gatwick to Brighton. Shoreham airport is also available for private light aircraft.

What to bring

  • Be prepared for changeable weather, bring plenty of layers
  • Quick drying clothes can be very practical, avoid jeans
  • Sunglasses, sunhat and suncream for summer months and woolly hats, thermals and layers for winter months
  • Deck boots and non-slip deck shoes or trainers that don’t mark
  • If you have your own waterproofs, please bring them, or you can borrow ours
  • If you are worried or unsure whether you suffer from seasickness then pills and wrist-bands work well. Don’t arrive on an empty stomach and take tablets with breakfast if you have never been sailing on the sea before, sometimes the motion takes a while to get used to
  • Please note that we only have limited lockers for putting valuables in, so please minimise these as much as possible
  • Money for lunch or a packed lunch

Important additional items

  • RYA Powerboat courses need a photo with the certificate so please bring two passport photographs
  • If you require the International Certificate Of Competence (ICC) please note for non RYA members there is an additional certification fee.

Our Coastal Membership Club gives you unique and exciting opportunities out on the sea from Brighton Marina. Our aim is to offer people easy access to boating without all the hassles and fees of owning a boat.

  • Practice sailing on a regular basis and improve upon your skills
  • Access to yachts, keel boats and jet skis
  • Attend our weekly RYA Instructor led clinics and social events
  • Partake in mile building, yacht trips or racing events
  • Meet new people that you can sail with
  • Get out on the water independently or as part of a team
  • Introduce friends and family to the sport
  • 15% Discount on RYA Training Courses

 

Changing Bookings

When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.

If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss.  We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.

We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.

Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

Course Cancellation Insurance
You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100 of cover.

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation may be covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course where you stay on our boats.

Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation charges
You may cancel your course/event at any time. Written notification from the Lead Name in your group is required. Cancellation will only be accepted on payment of the cancellation charges as set out below. The following cancellation fees apply :

• More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit
• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

At our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us or the same course on an alternative date. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for courses over £150 and £10 for courses under £150. In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.

The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:

• More than 4 weeks before course/event  –  90% discount on full brochure rates
• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates
• 13 days  – 72 hours before course/event –  50% discount on full brochure rates
• 72 hours or less  –  25% discount on full brochure rates

For example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:

4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £20
2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £50
3 days notice this will cost you an additional £100
24 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150

Postponement by us due to bad weather
On some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.

On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.
If you are unable or unwilling to accept these new dates then we will refund you the full cost of the course less 15%.

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Powerboat Courses at Lagoon Watersports

  • Powerboat RIBs with expert tuition
  • Own boat tuition provided on all types and sizes of boats
  • Brighton Marina is the perfect gateway to the ocean
  • Less than 3 miles from Brighton Pier right on the sea front at Brighton Marina
  • Suitable for beginners to advanced levels
  • Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 3 people to insure individual attention
  • Run by highly experienced, qualified and friendly RYA instructors
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including lifejackets
  • Under the same management since 1994.
  • Great Marina facilities with changing rooms and hot showers as well as restaurants, bars, shops, cinema and even a casino!