Day Skipper Course 27th/28th August

For those of you thinking about this GREAT OPPORTUNITY … here’s some info on the Skipper course coming up in August.

Coastguard Boating Education

Course Prospectus

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 (2 Days)
Qualification: NZ Day Skipper Certificate
Unit Standard: 26542.

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 and Hitches

Its never too early or too late to start paddling waka ama

We always welcome new members to the Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club.
We have social and racing waka ama crews catering for a wide variety of ages and abilities.