Safer Waters is a unique service in Northern Ireland, established in 2020 to provide a Safety Boat service for water-based community events

Our service is there to support events such as: Sailing, Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Wind surfing etc. that have no safety cover of their own or may need additional resources.

We are a Charity based in Bangor Marina but we will serve all communities ie. we will travel by sea and road to your costal or inland water location.

Our members have years of experience providing safety boat services through sailing clubs hosting regional, national and international sailing events. More recently, they have supported open water swimming and stand-up paddle boarding events.

Safer Waters is an RYA Regional Training Center (RTC) allowing us to run courses such as Powerboat Level 2 (PB2) which provides the skills and background knowledge needed by a competent powerboat helm. We aim to offer quality training and you also get to help the local community as the courses provide the funding for us to provide our services

If you would like us to help with your event please contact us here and we will get back to you to discuss.

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If you are interested in an RYA course please click here

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If you would be interested in joining our team please click here for further information and an application form.

Testimonials

Ballyholme Yacht Club
Commodore – Aidan Pounder Ballyholme Yacht Club (BYC) is one of the most active yacht clubs in Northern Ireland, and hosts World, National, Regional and Club sailing events, in addition to large open water sea swimming events and more recently regional / national windsurfing. As you can imagine the delivery …
Helens Bay Watch
As a group of enthusiastic swimmers we’re grateful to Safer Waters for providing safety coverage. Having their know how and expertise in the sea means that we can plan and swim some fun distances with more confidence. Their boat presence and training informs us of tide and wind conditions while …