Aim: To gain essential knowledge of sea kayaking and safety.
Qualification: Sea Kayak Certificate.
Course Content: Kayak orientation, equipment, communication, emergencies, trip planning, wind and weather, rules and regulations, navigation.
The classroom course, developed by Coastguard Boating Education, will be run by experienced Sea Kayaker and a Maritime New Zealand Safe Boating Advisor, Ian Calhaem. The course is designed to encourage safe sea kayaking by emphasising the relevance to sea kayakers of knowing basic boating skills, marine safety practices and especially of understanding weather, sea conditions and the maritime environment.