Coxen/Drivers

To qualify as a driver of the IRB...

Driver Practical Skill checklist: 

  • Preparing the IRB; assembly from 'scratch' & pre-launch checks
  • Launching in calm conditions & in surf
  • Beaching in calm conditions & in surf
  • Beaching with an unconscious patient
  • Manage a 'stall' within the break
  • Negotiate large surf & 'swamping' waves
  • Rescue beyond & within the break
  • Perform a mass & tube rescue
  • Perform Emergency actions e.g. capsize, engine failure, puncture on sponson, weed in prop, post immersion restart

 

Please remember to update the Rescue Boat log book and your own Log book after each use of the IRB.

 

Crew

A Crew person may be qualified in a) flat water only, or b) in surf & flat water

To become a crew member in 'surf', the candidate must complete a minimum of 10 hours training as Crew, with at least 5 of these hours being in 'surf'. A practical & theory test must then be passed to obtain a crew person's certificate.

Crewman Practical Skills checklist:

  • Preparing the IRB; assembly from 'scratch' & pre-launch checks
  • Launching in calm conditions & in surf
  • Beaching in calm conditions & in surf
  • Manage a 'stall' within the break
  • Negotiate large surf
  • Rescue beyond & within the break
  • Perform a mass & tube rescue
  • Perform Emergency actions e.g. capsize, engine failure, driver overboard

 

 

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