Bow Waves, one of Irelands leading Marine Training centres run a wide range of courses right across the country. Bow Waves was established in 1996 and provide training to both the commercial and leisure industry. Bow Waves conduct many International Certificate Courses from novice to advanced courses for example: RYA Commercial 200 tonne Yachtmaster, Yachtmaster Navigation, Competent crew, Day Skipper, STCW’95 Personal Survival Techniques Course (PST), Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR), SRC Marine Radio Course, Medical First Aid, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting to name a few.

Bow Waves has delivered training right across the country, from Cork, Dublin, Donegal and Athlone. Delivering training for An Garda Siochana, Revenue, Customs, Fisheries, Windcat workboats, Sinbad Marine, Norfolk Marine, P&O Maritime, Marine institute, Open Hydro, Irish Coastguard, Commissioner of Irish Lights and several Harbour companies.

Finbarr O’Regan, Owner and Training Manager said “we have grown from strength to strength by working and listening to our customers. We have put our customers first and facilitated, guided and helped them to attain their goals and our success is based on their success. We have several customers who pick up the phone to us first as we are proactive is solving their problems.”

Bow Waves have recently put in a Quality Management System to ensure quality of Training is maintained right across the range of products Bow Waves deliver.

If you are a novice or experienced seafarer and are seeking a Maritime Career, Bow Waves now conduct a RYA/MCA Commercial Skipper 200 Ton Yachtmaster Course. The training, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, focuses on both sail and power driven craft which allow candidates to become more employable in securing better positions both here and abroad. Upon successful completion of the RYA/MCA Commercial Skipper 200 Ton Yachtmaster course, candidates will be qualified to a recognised worldwide standard that will enable them to apply for positions such as Skipper, 1st Mate or Officer of the Watch on motor vessels up 200 Ton and entry level for Super Yachts and the windfarm industries.

Bow Waves offer many sailing courses to suit all levels of ability, from novices to experienced sailors. Bow Waves, located in the West of Ireland, on the doorstep of Galway Harbour, is a fully certified training school, accredited with the Irish Sailing Association (ISA), Department of Transport and The Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Bow Waves runs a wide range of water-based activities which is sure to enhance any family holiday. Courses with Bow Waves from beginners to advanced include, Dinghy Sailing, Keel Boat Sailing, Yacht sailing, Powerboat Sailing (All Levels), Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Jet Skiing, Ringo Rides. Sailing a dinghy, is an easy sport to learn, so if you’re looking for a basic introduction to sailing, then dinghies are the option. The great advantage of dinghy sailing is that you can enjoy the speed and excitement of the sport as soon as you first hit the water. It’s easy, great fun, thrilling and you’ll be up and sailing along in a matter of minutes. Contact us on 00353 91 560560 to find out more information regarding our Corporate/Stag/Hen Water-based multi-activity packages.

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