RIB Driver


Sandringham Yacht Club Volunteers Only

RIB Duties & Practical Session

  • Roles and expectations
  • Required qualifications
  • SYC crane induction
  • Pre- launch procedures
  • Marks & tackle
  • Radio procedure, inc. Licensing
  • Driving high & low speeds
  • Emergency stop
  • Communicating with passengers
  • Trimming the boat, load, tilt adjust speed and conditions
  • Laying of marks
  • Laying the start line, inc  communications
  • On course location
  • Retrieving capsized craft
  • Retrieving persons from water
  • Retrieving marks
  • On course responsibilities inc response times
  • Refuelling vessels
  • Retrieve & pack –up procedures

Powerboat Handling Certificate

Attaining the Powerboat Handling Certificate qualifies the holder to a Victorian Powerboat Operators Licence.  Requisite to be an instructor, coach, official or club boat operator is the Safety Boat Handling Certificate.

Marine Radio Operator VHF Certificate of Proficiency

A Marine Radio Operators’ Certificate of Proficiency is a prerequisite for all commercial qualifications.  It is also required for all who use marine VHF and MF/HF radios and is strongly recommended for others pursuing recreational maritime training.

Level 2 First Aid

The Level 2 First Aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations.

Safety Boat Handling Certificate

This course is aimed at people with a desire to be in charge of a safety boat, particularly those who wish to assist their clubs or associations with the control and support of racing programs and other training courses.