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A Guide to Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre Training Courses

Take an activity to the next level by participating in one of our skills courses. Equip yourself with the skills of driving a power boat or navigating in the hills.

Mountain Skills

Mountain Skills 1 (2 Days)Hillwalking Courses
Aim: Introduction to basic mountaineering skills e.g. Navigation, route planning, personal equipment, mountain hazards and emergency procedures

Previous Experience: none

Mountain Skills 2 (2 Days)
Aim: Further Development of the skills achieved at Mountain Skills 1. Introduction to night navigation, compass work and scrambling.

 

Power boating

Level 1 Introduction to Power boating (1 Day) Powerboating Courses
Aim: A practical introduction to boat handling and safety on powerboats

Previous experience: none
Ratio 1:3

Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate (2 days)

Aim: Develop skills and knowledge to safely drive a powerboat without supervision

Previous experience: ISA Level one or equivalent.
Ratio 1:3

Level 3 Safety Boat Certificate (2 Days)

Aim: Supervise and rescue training fleets (sailing dinghies, windsurfers &kayaks)

Previous experience ISA Level 2 or equivalent

Ratio 1:4 (1 boat)
1:6 (2 boats)

 

Windsurfing

Get Up & Go! (1 Day)Windsurfing Courses
Aim: Introduction to the sport of windsurfing i.e. Sail out, turn around and return

Previous experience: none
Ratio 1:3


Go 4 It!
(2 Days)
Aim: Progress and advance sailing skills i.e. stance, harness, foot straps, tacks and gybes

Previous experience: none
Ratio 1:6

 

Kayaking

Level 1 (1 Day)Kayaking Courses
Aim: Introduces the basic skills of kayaking forwards, backwards, stopping, turning, etc.

Previous experience: none
Ratio 1: 6 or 1:8

Level 2 (2 Days)
Aim: Improve the basic strokes and introduction to those which are more advanced on flat-water, e.g. moving sideways

Previous Experience: none
Ratio 1:6 or 1:8

 

Canoeing

1 Star (1 Day)Canoe Courses
Aim: Introduction to the basic skills of canoeing-forwards, backwards, stopping, turning, etc

Previous experience: none
Ratio 1:6

2 Star (2 Days)
Aim: Improve the basic strokes and introduction to those which are more advanced on flat-water, e.g. moving sideways

Previous Experience: none
Ratio 1:6

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Education Centre,
Clonbur,
Co. Galway,
Ireland.

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From Outside Ireland Call:
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