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RYA Practical


Boatmaster   (30 hours)

Aim: Develop comprehensive boating knowledge.

Prerequisites: Day Skipper recommended.

Qualification: NZ Boatmaster Certificate (Unit Standard 26541 available).

Course Content: A comprehensive course for boaties with some existing knowledge and experience. Applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches and powerboats.

1. Equipment

2. Emergencies
         
Accidents 
          Distress signals 
          Distress procedures 
          Search & rescue 
          Lifesaving & fire fighting

3. Navigation
         
Compass 
          Chartwork & publications 
          Tides & weather 
          Buoys & beacons 
          Lights & day shapes

4. Boat Handling 
         
Stability 
          Anchors & anchoring 
          Steerage & manoeuvring 
          Berthing, launching & retrieving 
          Rough seas & surf 
          Crossing bars

5. Rules & Regulations
          Collision prevention rules
          Water recreation rules
          Harbour bylaws
          Skipper responsibility

6. Ropes
         
Rigging, bends & hitches

Students doing a Day Skipper or a Boatmaster course with our school have an exclusive opportunity to apply their knowledge during an evening on Auckland Harbour aboard a 60' Coastguard Rescue Vessel. Click here for more information.

Course Fee: $475.00 per person and includes a copy of Safety In Small Craft. The other recommended resources are Rules of the Road at Sea, Nautical Flashcards and a Chartwork Plotter. These can be purchased from us and supplied at the beginning of your course.

Summer special* - Coastguard Northern Region Members can book on the Boatmaster courses listed below for $410.00 pp! Please book by phone during office hours on 0508 737 283 or e-mail education@coastguard.org.nz
*Only applies to Northern Region Members, the courses listed below and bookings must be placed before 30 June 2016


Upcoming Courses

 Starts  Venue  Day  Times  
28 May 16 Auckland MRC* 1 Weekend and 7 Wed evenings

8.30am - 4.30pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm

18 Jun 16 Howick 1 Weekend and 7 Mon evenings

8.30am - 4.30pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm

27 Jun 16 Albany (Massey Uni) Mondays x 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm
16 Jul 16 Te Atatu Boating Club Saturday x 2 & Sunday x 3 8.30am - 4.30pm
30 Jul 16 Maraetai (RMCC) 1 Weekend and 7 Wed evenings

8.30am - 4.30pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm

06 Aug 16 Auckland MRC* Saturday x 3 & Sunday x 2 8.30am - 4.30pm
10 Sep 16 Kerikeri 2 Weekends and 2 Wed evenings

8.30am - 4.30pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm

10 Sep 16 Hamilton 2 Weekends and 2 Thu evenings

8.30am - 4.30pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm

 24 Sep 16 Auckland MRC* 1 Weekend and 7 Thu evenings 

8.30am - 4.30pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm


 * Auckland Marine Rescue Centre


 For further information email education@coastguard.org.nz or book above.

Last updated: 04 May 2016