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

For more information see http://www.boatingeducation.org.nz/courses/1/day-skipper/