RYA Safety Boat

RYA Safety Boat Handbook

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.


It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.


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

  • Minimum duration - 2 days 

  • Minimum age - 16 


Course content

  • Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users.


Ability after the course 

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

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