If you need to act as an escort craft, safety boat, coach boat for racing or training activities, this course is essential.

The safety boat course goes through all types of safety cover that you can provide with a powerboat and you will experience rescue techniques for windsurfer, kayaks, dinghies, including multi hulls plus other craft.

On this course we use our purpose-built safety boat, which is the standard boat used by most clubs and centres - and include the following:

  • Boat preparation for safety duties
  • Boat handling
  • Dinghy, windsurfer and kayak/canoe rescue
  • Mark laying and positioning for safety craft
  • Towing
  • End-of-day procedures
  • Safety
  • Suitability of craft
  • Local factors
  • Communication
  • Rescuing other water users
  • Safe rescue of crews and prevention of further damage to boats and equipment


  • £250 pp

Money from every activity you purchase goes directly to helping those less fortunate to try the same activities. You can see where your money makes a difference by checking out our charity page for our latest projects.

powerboat safety powerboat on a sunny day in poole harbour

Harbour Challenge is easy to find - we are in the centre of Hamworthy Park in Poole. You can leave your car at Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park and take a short walk to the Centre. Please note that this is now a pay and display carpark between March to October.

Take the main path through the park, walk past the paddling pool and cafe to the cream-coloured building at the end of the park. This is the main Harbour Challenge Centre.

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  • Useful Info

    Experience Required

    National Powerboat Certificate / RYA  Powerboat Level 2

    One season full-time or five seasons part-time

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    2 Days, 9am-5pm