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Boatmaster   (30 hours)

Aim: Develop comprehensive boating knowledge.

Prerequisites: Day Skipper reccommended.

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

Course Fee: $405.00 per person - additional resources are required for this course 

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. 


Upcoming Courses

 Starts  Venue  Day  Times  
05 Apr 14 Whangarei 2.5 weekends 8.30am - 4.30pm
03 May 14 Auckland MRC* 2.5 weekends 8.30am - 4.30pm
21 Jun 14 Howick 1 weekend & 7 Wed evenings

8.30am - 4.30pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm

30 Jun 14 Browns Bay 10 Monday evenings 7.00pm - 10.00pm
05 Jul 14 Te Atatu Boating Club 2.5 weekends 8.30am - 4.30pm
09 Aug 14 Auckland MRC* 2.5 weekends 8.30am - 4.30pm
13 Sep 14 Half Moon Bay (BBYC) 1 weekend and 7 Tue evenings

8.30am - 4.30pm
7.00pm - 10.00pm

13 Sep 14 Hamilton South 2 weekends and 2 Wed 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: 16 Apr 2014