Get your rib in gear this year….
If you drive safety boats at DBSC and are RYA L2 or RYA Safety Boat qualified, then our essential sessions are not to be missed. The club has a very active racing and regatta programme and safe, competent powerboat drivers are essential to help out with these activities. Come along and blow out the cobwebs with these fun sessions – places are limited so please book up early.
Please contact the Training Team.
Courses run at DBSC (Dates TBA):
Pre season refresher session. Next course TBA
A chance for existing Level 2 and safety boat drivers to get back out on the water and revitalise those all important driving skills. Flush out the winter muppetry and raise your game ready for the season. Close quarters with a bit of tippin and towin of dinghies.
RYA Safety Boat Course. Next course TBA
For existing Level 2 drivers with a minimum one seasons experience.
Take your powerboating Zen to new heights. Cover all aspects of recovering capsized dinghies, towing craft and strategies for providing safety cover.
Honda Youth RIB club heats. FREE
8-12 Yrs and 13-16 yrs only. Come and tackle the infamous RIB slalom course and see who has what it takes to be the fastest. Let rip in a 50 horse power RIB and battle for a place at the Scottish final in June. Win the Scottish final and you could be going to Southampton and be in with a chance of winning a brand new RIB for the Club worth over £17,000!!
All participants will be supervised by a qualified instructor while driving.
RYA Level 2 course. Next course TBA
Get started in powerboating on this introductory course. Learn everything you need to get out on the water and driving safely.
For more information on any of theses opportunities or to reserve a space, contact Training Team.
Power Boat Training
As an RYA recognised training establishment we are able to offer the following Powerboat courses to members and non-members in planning and displacement craft:
RYA Level 1 Powerboat Course
Provides a practical introduction to the fun and exciting sport of powerboating – great for kids!
RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Course
A 2-day course providing the skills and knowledge required to become a competent powerboat driver.
RYA Safety Boat Course
A 2 day course providing the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfs or canoes and for racing and training activities.
RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate (Coastal Endorsement Assessment)
A separate assessment for holders of the RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate obtained from non coastal Training Centres seeking to receive their Coastal Endorsement.
We are also able to offer a direct assessment for Level 2. This is purely for those who have several years power boating experience already and are looking to formalise their existing skills by obtaining a certificate. The assessment follows a set format demonstrating each of the required skills to an acceptable standard and while there is no formal written examination, candidates will be assessed on their general navigational knowledge at the same time.
Throughout all our Powerboat courses DBSC’s diverse Rescue Fleet is fully utilised in order to allow our friendly and professional instructors to provide you with a wide and exciting range of learning experiences.
For further information regarding any of the above courses please contact the Training Team..
The DBSC Rescue Fleet
Manned entirely by volunteers from the membership DBSC operates one of the largest Club Rescue Fleets on the Forth. This allows us not only to provide efficient and professional Safety Boat cover for our water based activities but also means we are able run different events simultaneously.
Our Rescue Fleet consists of 6 Ribs and a single displacement craft as described below:
|Boat Name||Boat Details|
|Safety 1||5m Humber RIB – Centre console with a 50hp Yamaha 4 stoke outboard engine|
|Safety 2||5m Humber RIB – Centre console with a 50hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard engine|
|Safety 3||4.6m XS460 RIB – Centre console with a 40hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard engine|
|Safety 4||4.6m XS460 RIB – Centre console with a 40hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard engine|
|Coach 1||3.6m XS360 RIB – Tiller drive with a 15hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard engine|
|Coach 2||3.6m XS360 RIB – Tiller drive with a 15hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard engine|
|Nova||4m Displacement craft with 8hp Volvo Penta Diesel Inboard engine|
We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to assist the Rescue Fleet, if are interested in becoming part of the Safety Boat Team please contact the Training Team.
Junior Powerboating at DBSC
We wish to actively encourage Junior Members to become involved in powerboating within the club. However in order to ensure that juniors are encouraged in a safe, sensible and controlled manner it has been necessary to impose certain restrictions on the level of their participation. These restrictions are laid out in the DBSC Junior Powerboating Policy, along with other information contained within our Regulations and Safety information page.
Any Junior Member who is interested in powerboating at DBSC should get their parent or guardian to contact the Training Team.