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RYA Training Centre Cardiff

RYA Safety Boat

The Safety Boat Course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to operate a safety boat effectively. The course covers a wide range of topics, including launching and recovering a safety boat, approaching and assisting boats in distress and managing crew and casualties. This course is suitable for anyone who operates a safety boat, including water sports instructors, rescue boat operators, and marina staff. By the end of the course, participants will have the confidence and competence to respond to emergency situations and provide effective safety cover for water-based activities.

Our team are on hand to support you.

02920 666627


Assumed Knowledge 

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


The course will be taught with a ratio of 3 students to 1 instructor and covers the following:

  • Launching and recovering a safety boat

  • Approaching and assisting boats in distress

  • Managing crew and casualties

  • Effective communication with other boats and rescue services

  • Legal and environmental aspects of safety boat operations

  • Safety equipment and their uses

  • Navigation techniques and emergency procedures

  • Handling different types of watercraft in various conditions

  • Operating in different bodies of water, including rivers, lakes, and oceans

  • Identifying and managing hazards and risks

  • Developing an emergency response plan

  • Providing effective safety cover for water-based activities.




9:30am - 4:30pm 

We will be aiming for RYA Safety Boat certification.


Dates and Pricing

Contact Us

CBYC Sailing School

Cardiff Bay Yacht Club

Ferry Road



Phone: +0044 2920 666 627

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