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RYA Practical Boating Courses

The CNR Maritime School is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer practical boating courses as part of our extensive education programme. March 2006 brought the recognition of the Maritime School as 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.   Thank you to the Outboard Boating Club, Naiad, Southern Pacific, Yamaha and Icom NZ for supporting our RYA Practical Powerboating Programme.
 


 

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.


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 - Course Fee: $330.00 per person. CLICK HERE TO SEE UPCOMING COURSES

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 - Course Fee: $550.00 per person. CLICK HERE TO SEE UPCOMING COURSES

RYA Powerboat Intermediate - A two day introduction to pilotage, navigation and coastal day cruising in planing boats - Course Fee: $550.00 per person. Available on request. CLICK HERE TO SEE UPCOMING COURSES

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 - Course Fee: $600.00 per person. Available on request. CLICK HERE TO SEE UPCOMING COURSES

CBES Club Safety Boat Operators Course - A practical 8hr on-water training course developed specifically for operators of yacht club safety boats and the like - CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Prices 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. Please contact Liz Norquay at education@coastguard.org.nz or on  09 303 4303 to discuss your requirements.


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Motor Cruisers - Launch/Yacht 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). CLICK HERE TO SEE UPCOMING COURSES

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). CLICK HERE TO SEE UPCOMING COURSES

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). CLICK HERE TO SEE UPCOMING COURSES


 

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. - Course Fee: $350.00 per person using your own PWC.  CLICK HERE TO SEE UPCOMING COURSES

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. Please contact Liz Norquay at education@coastguard.org.nz or on  09 303 4303 to discuss your requirements.

Upcoming Courses

Powerboat Level One      
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Contact us for dates        

 


 

Powerboat Level Two    
 Starts

Venue

 Day  Times  
25 Mar 17 Auckland MRC* Sat / Sun 8.30am - 4.30pm
08 Apr 17 Auckland MRC* Sat / Sun 8.30am - 4.30pm
27 May 17 Auckland MRC* Sat / Sun 8.30am - 4.30pm
08 Jul 17 Auckland MRC* Sat / Sun 8.30am - 4.30pm

 


 

Powerboat Intermediate      
Available on request.      
         

Powerboat Advanced      
Available on request.      
         

 Starts  Venue  Day  Times  
Motor Cruiser Helmsman

 

 

 
Available on request.      

Motor Cruiser Day Skipper    
Available on request.      

Motor Cruiser Coastal Skipper    
Available on request.      

Personal Water Craft    
         
 

Give us a call as we can probably match you up with other students and run a course to suit!

   

 


*Auckland Marine Rescue Centre


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 Last updated:09 Mar 2017