Boating Education

Boating Education

Day Skipper

An introductory course for all members of the family or crew, including those new to boating. Applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches, powerboats, PWCs, sea kayaks, and waka.

Aim: To gain essential boating knowledge and safety.
Duration: 15 Hours.
Qualification: NZ Day Skipper Certificate. Unit Standard 26542 available. 

Modules:
1. The Boat   

  • Parts of a boat
  • Boating equipment
  • Boat handling

2. Navigation             

  • The chart
  • Compass
  • Tides & weather
  • Buoys & beacons
     

3. Rules & Regulations

  • Rules of the road at sea
  • Lights & sound signals
  • Navigation safety rules
  • Skipper responsibility

4. Emergencies             

  • Distress signals
  • Emergency situations
  • Hypothermia

5. Knots

  • Knots, bends & hitches
 

Boatmaster

A comprehensive course for boaties with some existing knowledge and experience. Applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches and powerboats.

Aim: To gain detailed boating knowledge.
Duration: 30 Hours.
Qualification: NZ Boatmaster Certificate. Unit Standard 26541 available.
Prerequisites: Day Skipper recommended.

Modules:
1. Equipment

2. Emergencies         

  • Accidents
  • Distress signals
  • Distress procedures
  • Search & rescue
  • Lifesaving & fire fighting

3. Navigation             

  • Compass
  • Chartwork & publications
  • Tides & weather
  • Buoys & beacons
  • Lights & day shapes

4. Boat Handling

  • Stability
  • Anchors & anchoring
  • Steerage & manoeuvring
  • Berthing, launching & retrieving
  • Rough seas & surf
  • Crossing bars

5. Rules & Regulations

  • Collision prevention rules
  • Water recreation rules
  • Harbour bylaws
  • Skipper responsibility

6. Ropes

  • Rigging, bends & hitches
 

Maritime VHF Operator Certificate

The minimum requirement for all users of Marine VHF Radio.

Aim: To learn correct Marine VHF Radio operation.
Duration: 6 Hours.
Qualification: Maritime VHF Operator Certificate.  Unit Standard 19491 v2 available.

Modules:
1. Routine Operation     

  • Common features & functions
  • Pro-words & phonetic alphabet
  • Call signs & channel allocation

2. Safety     

  • Trip reports
  • Weather information
  • Securite

3. Distress & Urgency

  • “Mayday” & “Pan” calls
  • EPIRB and SAR
 

 

 


For more information contact CanTrain