CAN: Apply IRPCS, principally rules 5 - 9 and 12-18
As an instructor it is essential that you are familiar with the collision regs.Remember you are not only responsible for the safety of your students but also for teaching them correctly so that they leave your course with a sound and correct understanding.It is strongly recommended that each instructor has a copy of the RYA’s version of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.These clearly state each rule, followed by a simple detailed explanation.In brief the rules to be taught at Level 2 to the competency of CAN are:
As a result of the RIB Tickler / PWC collision incident (see MAIB report below)
The following points should now also be discussed on all RYA Powerboat Level 2 and PWCP courses:
Explain the rules using flash cards, magnetic boats or illustratons
Demonstrate the correct actions to take in each situation using model boats
Imitate: Set up scenarios using models or drawings and ask your students to show the correct actions to take
Correction: Should your student/s get any imitation incorrect, offer a praise burger and ask open questions to seek the correct response / knowledge level.
Training (Try Again): Set up a new scenario and re-check your student/s understanding
AFLOAT: When presented with potential collision situations with other vessels, ensure you students take the correct actions.