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RYA Practical


RYA Practical Boating Courses

The Coastguard Northern Region Maritime School is a recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre, providing practical boat handling courses from introductory to advanced levels in powerboating (ideal for run-abouts, RIBs and other outboard driven craft) and motor cruising (launches).

Coastguard Northern Region has two vessels based just down the road at the Outboard Boating Club for the RYA courses. A 4.7 metre Southern Pacific inflatable with a 40hp Yamaha and a 5.8m Naiad with twin 60hp Yamahas.

The RYA is, without doubt, the world leader in small craft training, with over 140,000 people attending an RYA course every year. Their practical boat handling courses can lead to internationally recognised qualifications - great news for that charter holiday in the Mediterranean.

A huge thank you to the Outboard Boating Club, Naiad, Southern Pacific, Yamaha and Icom NZ for supporting our RYA Practical Powerboating Programme.


Powerboats - Trailer Boat Up to 10m

RYA Powerboat Level One - An essential, one day introduction to practical boat handling skills. This course covers launching and retrieving, slow speed  manoeuvres, high speed drills and MOB. There is a small theory element covered during the day on Rules of the Road at Sea and on water safety. Please enquire by email.

RYA Powerboat Level Two - A comprehensive two day course covering all practical skills and background knowledge to be a competent powerboat driver. This indepth course covers the theory and practical skills required to confidently handle a powerboat in coastal waters. The course includes subjects covered in level one but in greater detail and also covers rough weather handling coming alongside anchoring and basic navigation.

Next scheduled dates are:

Sat 25 & Sun 26 August 2018 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) at Auckland Marine Rescue Centre

Please enquire by email.

RYA Powerboat Intermediate - A two day introduction to pilotage, navigation and coastal day cruising in planing boats. Please enquire by email.
RYA Powerboat Advanced - During two days and one night you will develop and fine tuning your coastal navigation and pilotage skills for planing vessels during day and night passages in familiar or unknown waters. Please enquire by email.

CBE Club Safety Boat Operators Course - A practical 8hr on-water training course developed specifically for operators of yacht club safety boats and the like. Please enquire by email.

The courses stated above include tuition from an experienced RYA instructor onboard our dedicated teaching boat, use of personal protective and safety clothing while on the course, any boat costs, RYA logbook and certification and any administration costs.

Prices are available on application for group bookings and special courses such as own boat tuition, one-on-one tuition or safety boat training. To book an RYA Practical Boating Course, phone 0800 BOATIE (262 843) or email the Education team at education@coastguard.org.nz.


Motor Cruisers / Launches Over 10m

RYA Motor Cruiser Helmsman - An essential two day introduction to practical boat handling skills.  - Course Fee: POA (for up to 3 people on your vessel) Please enquire by email.
RYA Motor Cruiser Day Skipper - A concise four day course (can be run over two weekends as required) which covers all the practical skills and background knowledge discussed in the CBES Boatmaster theory course - Course Fee: POA (for up to 3 people on your vessel) Please enquire by email.
RYA Motor Cruiser Coastal Skipper - An intensive five day hands-on course (can be run over 2 long weekends as required) covering the advanced skills and techniques necessary to skipper a launch in coastal/offshore waters by day or night - Course Fee: POA (for 3 people on your vessel) Please enquire by email.

To book an RYA Practical Boating Course, phone 0800 BOATIE (262 843) or email the Education team at education@coastguard.org.nz.


Personal Water Craft

RYA Personal Water Craft - A comprehensive course for the PWC (jet ski) users covering launching and recovering, passage planning and decision making, high and low speed skills, collision avoidance and safety and orientation at sea. Please enquire by email.

Prices stated above include: tuition from an experienced RYA instructor, RYA logbook and certification, and any administration costs. These courses can be arranged on your own vessel so please call or email Liz to discuss dates that are suitable for you.

Prices are available on application for special courses such as tuition on a vessel other than your own. To book an RYA Practical Boating Course, phone 0800 BOATIE (262 843) or email the Education team at education@coastguard.org.nz.


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 Last updated: 20 July 2018