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Coastguard Theory


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
          Distress signals 
          Distress procedures 
          Search & rescue 
          Lifesaving & fire fighting

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

4. Boat Handling 
          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: $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.

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  
18 Jun 15 Waiuku 13 Thursday evenings 7.00pm - 9.30pm
20 Jun 15 Howick 1 weekend and 7 Wednesday evenings

8.30am - 4.30pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm
29 Jun 15 Albany 10 Monday evenings 7.00pm - 10.00pm
18 Jul 15 Te Atatu Boating Club 2.5 Weekends 8.30am - 4.30pm
08 Aug 15 Auckland MRC* 2.5 Weekends 8.30am - 4.30pm

 * Auckland Marine Rescue Centre

 For further information email or book above.

Last updated: 13 May 2015