Safety and power boat training

Sailing is an adventurous sport and we take safety very seriously. 

We encourage all adults to wear a buoyancy aid or buoyant windsurfing harness on the water and we require all youths and children to wear a buoyancy aid when on or near the water.

We have five safety boats, all fast dories, ideally equipped to handle dinghies or windsurfers that get into trouble or run out of wind.

We qualified powerboat instructors and regularly run courses for members to obtain RYA Level 1/2 Powerboat and RYA Safety Boat certificates.

Safety & Powerboat courses are run by WHSC for its Members and Associate Members (open to members of other Sailing Clubs on the Welsh Harp), and for non-members.  Powerboat and Safety Boat courses each need a minimum of 3 applicants and a maximum of 6.

Please visit our course booking page on Webcollect,  Any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply for a course.     Cost is £205, discounted to £160 for WHSC members, and further discounted to £100 for members who commit to doing at least 6 safety/rescue duties for the Club during the next 12 months.  Courses are 2 full days and include RYA handbook & (for L1/2 course) RYA log book.

Level 1/2 courses are suitable for complete beginners. 

Members applying for the Safety Boat course must have a RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate AND adequate recent powerboat experience to safely manoeuvre near people in the water.


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