RBSC Rescue Boat Training 2018

Sunday Afternoons 1st and 29th July starting approx 1.30pm

Slots are still available for both sessions on 29th July though we do still need another instructor if we are to run two separate sessions, If you can help or wish to attend on the 29th please let me know by the weekend before.


We have had several requests to offer rescue boat training however due to other commitments it has not been possible for us to arrange any Saturday training this year so we are offering the above instead.

The above sessions will not be a full training but will offer two options over each afternoon and should last about 2 hours maximum.

We will start with a quick ‘tour’ of our main rescue boat for everyone; to familiarise people with what is onboard.

Option 1 – Refreshers for existing / up grading rescue officers to concentrate primarily on boat /person recovery using the main rescue boat.

Option 2 – For those starting out – boat handling exercises – coming alongside / to a standstill and leading to person recovery if time allows using one (or possibly even both of our smaller boats).

Chris Toothill has agreed to run the Option 1 sessions on both afternoons and Ian Ayres is available to run the Option 2 on the 1st July. We do need a volunteer to do this on the 29th, and some ‘bodies’ willing to get wet on both afternoons.

Provided there is sufficient uptake we are proposing that we run these sessions instead of afternoon racing on these dates.

If you would like to take part (first come first served) or are willing to volunteer to help, please contact me on my sailing@rbsc.org.uk email or give me a ring 01692 670457 letting me know what you are interested in doing.