Course Schedule


Coastguard Theory


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School Holiday Programme

 April 2019 School Holiday Programme - 2 locations - Auckland and Tutukaka

Our school holiday programme is designed to provide knowledge and skills for a lifetime of safe boating. Over 4 days we cover a wide range of fundamental boating knowledge such as dealing with emergencies, weather, safety equipment, using a VHF radio and give way rules plus much more.

It includes the full Day Skipper AND Maritime VHF Radio Operator courses and as an added bonus, both of these offer the opportunity to earn NZQA credits! (an additional cost may apply).

An optional extra session will put you afloat on aboard one of our boats where you will get to use the material we've covered in the programme. 

Secure your child's place now by filling out this form for Auckland or this one for Tutukaka and emailing to

Alternatively, call the team on 0800 BOATIE (262 843) and we can get it sorted for you. 


 Day Skipper/Maritime VHF Operator
4 days: 8:30am to 4:30pm

 Day 1: Monday 15 April
Boats, equipment, rules of the road at sea 
 Day 2: Tuesday 16 April  Navigation marks, tides
 Day 3: Wednesday 17 April  Ropes and knots, handling emergencies
 Day 4: Thursday 18 April  Radio procedures, assessment
 Day Skipper - optional 'On Water Experience'  
 Friday 26 April

Session A: 9:00am to 11:30am
Session B: 12:30pm to 3:00pm



Last updated: 12 Feb 2019