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Coastguard Theory


RYA Practical

Club Safety Boat Operator   (8 hours)

Aim: To gain safety knowledge and proficiency in safety boat operation, enabling better safety cover for sailors involved in yacht club activities.

Prerequisites: Marine VHF Radio Operators and First Aid recommended. Powerboat Level Two recommended for craft powered by 25HP and above.

Qualification: Club Safety Boat Operator Qualification (Endorsed by Yachting NZ).

Course Content: A practical on-water training course for operators of yacht club safety boats. 

  • Preparation, boat checks & safety equipment
  • New Zealand law
  • Launching & retrieving
  • Boat handling
  • Mark laying
  • Communication
  • Righting inverted & partially inverted craft
  • Casualty rescue
  • Towing
  • End of day procedures

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