Not sure which course to take? Let us help you choose from a range of theory courses, as well as practical power boating and sailing courses.
Coastguard Boating Education theory courses
|Day Skipper||An introductory theory course for those new to boating.|
|Boatmaster||A comprehensive course that teaches boaties the rules of the road at sea, lights, shapes, avoiding collisions and simple navigation.|
|Maritime VHF Radio||The minimum requirement for all users of marine VHF radio.|
|Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations||
Is a commercial operator’s licence allowing the holder to operate a commercial passenger or fishing vessel up to 12m within restricted limits. This is available through Coastguard Boating Education as a programme of study consisting of eight individual modules, combined with completion of the MNZ Training Record Book (TRB) as evidence of sea time and documenting the completion of a wide range of practical on-board tasks.
RYA Practical power boating courses
Powerboat Level 1
|The perfect beginner’s practical course. An introduction to boat handling, launching and retrieving and safety.|
Powerboat Level 2
|This course provides you with the skills necessary to be a competent powerboat driver in your local area. Teaching you boat handling and seamanship skills, Mob recovery, driving at planning speeds and the collision regulations.|
|Personal Watercraft PWC - Jet Skis||This course is either for the complete beginner to boating but also for those that have boating skills but have never ridden a ski before.|
Sail cruising practical courses
|RYA Start Yachting||
For the complete beginner, an introduction to crewing on a yacht to see if you like it!
|RYA Competent Crew||
A great course covering all the basics of seamanship and helmsmanship so you are able to be a useful crew member on board a yacht.
|RYA Day Skipper||
Get ready to skipper your own yacht by day. This course covers all the practical skills you need to safely skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day.
These are just a few of the courses you can take to help make you a more competent boatie.
Check out the Coastguard boating education website for more information and to book your course www.boatingeducation.org.nz