Phillip Fitzgibbon is the senior powerboat instructor in Splash Sports. Phillips' experience in powerboating is second to none. So if you are looking the best you found him.
No previous experience or knowledge is required or assumed.
Boat preparation, Clothing, Slow speed handling, Manoeuvring at speed, Anchoring, Man Over Board, Regulations, Safety, Rope work, Towing, Weather, Navigation & Pilotage.
ISA Introduction to Powerboating Certificate. (On successful completion)
€175 per person
By the end of this two day course the successful participant will be capable of helming without supervision in good conditions and familiar waters.
They will also be safety conscious and have a basic knowledge of boat preparation and handling both ashore and afloat. Experienced boat handlers may also achieve this award through direct assessment.
Some previous boating experience is necessary. The ISA recommends this certificate as the minimum level of training/knowledge required before anyone uses a power boat on their own.
Equipment: This course may be run in Castlegregory on our boats using the tiller and console driven boat
Maximum 3 clients per instructor
2 days (10.00am to 7.00pm on the first day and 10.00am to 5.00pm on the second day). Call for details on a direct assessment.
Is €325 per person, To carry out the course on your own boat, the cost is less, please contact Phillip for details. When doing the course on your own boat, it must be fully equipped with all required safety equipment and insurance.
ISA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) (on successful completion);
International Certificate of Competency (ICC) (on successful completion)
The Safety Boat Certificate Course aims to introduce anyone involved in sailing clubs or watersports centers to the essential skills needed to providing safely cover and how to rescue a fleet of boats/canoes/boats/windsurfers.
National Powerboat Certificate or equivalent experience.
Race Management (sailing boats), Rescue techniques for: sailing dinghies, windsurfers, canoes & kayaks, kitesurfers, Safety boat specifications, Incident management / medical emergencies, and Search patterns.
ISA Safety Boat Certificate. (On successful completion).
€325 per person.
Power boating is one of the easiest ways to get on the water today. Maybe you just want to spend a sunny summer’s day out with the family and friends, skiing, fishing or just relaxing. Or perhaps you’re a commercial user who needs qualifications for work.
At Splash Sports we provide a comprehensive range of the Irish Sailing Association powerboat courses for those certificates which are both nationally and internationally recognized and our own in house powerboat clinics for those of you that want to learn how to get your boat into and out of that tricky space in the marina and see how the professionals make it look so easy.
“National Powerboat Certificate” or equivalent qualification and “Coastal Navigation Course”. It is recommended that students hold a First Aid Certificate and the VHF licence.
Heavy weather handling, Search patterns, Basic engine repairs, Day & night passages and GPS navigation.
ISA Advanced Powerboat Certificate. (On successful completion)
€425 per person
The Dive Coxswain Certificate (ISA) course aims to introduce and develop the skills necessary to take charge of a powerboat that is deploying and recovering divers on inland and coastal dive sites, by day, on waters with which the coxswain is familiar.
This course is designed by PWC users for PWC users
Duration: 2 days
Personal equipment, Pre-launch checks, Rules of the road, safe speed, overtaking, Local rules/ Bylaws. Charts & tides. Weather, lee shores, Safety & emergency equipment, Courtesy to other, Launching from a trailer, Controlling at low speed, Falling off & re-boarding, Control at speed. Collision situations & Slalom exercises. Towing and maybe one or two tricks!!
Personal water craft PWC Certificate. (On successful completion €325 per person