RYA Practical Courses

RYA Practical Courses

Practical boating courses and examinations are now available in New Zealand through Coastguard Boating Education. An exclusive partnership with the world-renowned Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has enabled CBES to provide internationally recognised practical training courses and certificates specific to Personal Water Craft, Powerboating, Sail Cruising and Motor Cruising.

Introductory through to advanced practical courses range from two to five days on the water. There are no entry level requirements, and internationally recognised course completion certificates are awarded for participation.

Click here to view Personal Water Craft Courses

Click here to view Powerboating Courses

Click here to view Sail Cruising Courses

Click here to view Motor Cruising Courses

Registered RYA Training Centres


Bay of Islands

Bay Sail NZ

Bay of Islands, Northland;
Accredited to deliver:
  • Sail Cruising
  • RYA Shorebased Courses

Contact: Glen Caulton
Phone: 0800 724 584
Email: info@baysailnz.co.nz
Web: www.baysailnz.co.nz

Whangarei

46 South Marine & Adventure Training

Riverton
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
  • Personal Water Craft (PWC)
Contact: Chris Musgrave
Phone: 021 228 4473
Email: chrismuzz@yahoo.co.nz
Web: www.46south.co.nz


Warkworth

Mahurangi Technical Institute

Warkworth, Auckland
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
  • Sail Cruising
  • Motor Cruising
  • Personal Water Craft (PWC)
  • RYA Shorebased Courses

Contact: Peter Usher
Phone: (09) 425 8493
Email: office@mti.net.nz
Web: www.mti.net.nz


Auckland

46 South Marine & Adventure Training

Riverton
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
  • Personal Water Craft (PWC)
Contact: Chris Musgrave
Phone: 021 228 4473
Email: chrismuzz@yahoo.co.nz
Web: www.46south.co.nz

Coastal & Offshore Sailing School

Auckland
Accredited to deliver:
  • Sail Cruising
  • RYA Shorebased Courses
Contact: Henk Haazen
Phone: (09) 372 3105
Email: tiama@clear.net.nz
Web: www.sailing.school.nz

Coastguard Maritime School

Central Auckland
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
  • Motor Cruising
  • Personal Water Craft (PWC)
  • ICC

Contact: Liz Norquay
Phone: (09) 303 4303
Email: rya@coastguard.org.nz
Web: www.coastguard.org.nz


Elements Watersports

Auckland
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
  • Personal Water Craft (PWC)
  • Sail Cruising

Contact: Peter Head
Phone: 0800 486 729
Email: info@elementsonline.co.nz
Web: www.elementsonline.co.nz

Gulfwind Sailing Academy

Westhaven, Auckland
Accredited to deliver:
  • Sail Cruising
  • Motor Cruising
  • ICC
  • RYA Shorebased Courses

Contact: Michael Lanigan
Phone: (09) 521 1564
Email: info@gulfwind.co.nz
Web: www.gulfwind.co.nz

Powerboat Training NZ

Auckland
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
  • ICC
Contact: Andrew Flanagan
Phone: 027 345 6690
Email: info@powerboat-training.co.nz
Web: www.powerboat-training.co.nz


Sailing Away

Westhaven, Auckland
Accredited to deliver:

  • Sail Cruising
  • ICC

Contact: Suzanne Bourke
Phone: (09) 521 2387
Email: suzanne@sailingaway.co.nz
Web: www.sailingaway.co.nz

Tauranga


Elements Watersports

Tauranga
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
  • Personal Water Craft (PWC)
  • Sail cruising

Contact: Peter Head
Phone: 0800 486 729
Email: info@elementsonline.co.nz
Web: www.elementsonline.co.nz


Wellington


Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club Sailing Academy

Wellington
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
  • ICC
Contact: Matt Wood
Phone: (04) 939 6702
Email: sailing.academy@rpnyc.org.nz
Web: www.sailingacademy.org.nz

Picton / Nelson


Charterlink Boat Training

Picton
Accredited to deliver:
  • Sail Cruising

Contact: Roger Cooper
Phone: (03) 573 6591
Email: info@charterlinksouth.co.nz
Web: www.charterlinksouth.co.nz

Nelson Maritime School

Nelson
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
Contact: Brian Fossett
Phone: (03) 546 2477
Email: brian.fossett@nmit.ac.nz
Web: www.nmit.ac.nz

Sail Nelson Ltd

Nelson
Accredited to deliver:
  • Sail Cruising
  • ICC

Contact: John Moore
Phone: (03) 546 7275
Email: wakefieldquay@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.sailnelson.co.nz


Queenstown


Queenstown Water Taxis

Queenstown
Accredited to deliver:
  • Powerboating
Contact: Kylie Tomlin
Phone:  021 184 2304
Email: kylie@thunderjet.co.nz
Web: www.queenstownwatertaxis.co.nz


Certificates of Competence

Certificates of competence can be achieved through practical CBES/RYA/MCA 'Yachtmaster Coastal', 'Yachtmaster Offshore', and 'Yachtmaster Ocean' examinations. These certificates have worldwide recognition through the UK MCA as proof of a high standard of competence and seamanship. They are ideal for those seeking a position as skipper or crew on commercially operated yachts and private vessels worldwide.

Although RYA/MCA Certificates of Competence are required to skipper large Commercial yachts world-wide, they have yet to be formally recognised by Maritime New Zealand. To operate NZ flagged commercially operated yachts, skippers require Maritime New Zealand qualifications (E.g. Inshore Launch Master).


Click here to view RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper Certificates of Competence

Click here to view RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificates of Competence

Click here to view RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificates of Competence

Click here to view RYA / MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificates of Competence

Click here to view International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

MCA Guidance Notes regarding RYA certificates of competence and commercial endorsements

MCA MGN 280 covers the certification required to operate commercially operated pleasure and other small vessels (both sail & power) up to 24m. The MCA utilise seven categories/areas of operation. Manning (skipper certification required) is listed in Table 1 (P.124), with full detail in Annex 3 (P.118 – 126).

MCA MSN 1802 (M) pertains to larger commercially operated yachts/pleasure vessels (sail & power) over 24m, up to 3,000gt.
Annex A (P.19) details the manning scale for sail & motor yachts. Yachtmaster Offshore with a commercial endorsement with a Yachtmaster Coastal (previously termed ‘Coastal Skipper’) as Mate allows the holder to act as Master of a sail or power yacht up to 200gt, up to 150nm from a safe haven.

MCA Links:
http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mgn_280-2.pdf
http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/a7_1802_final-2.pdf

Commercial Endorsements

RYA/MCA Certificates of Competence with a commercial endorsement can be used for vessels up to 200GT and as an entry into Megayacht qualifications.

Cost: NZ $70

Renewal: Up to five years.

1. STCW Commercial Endorsement

Available as an endorsement to Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean Certificates of Competence. Candidates will need to supply the following paperwork:

  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques: STCW A-V1/1-1 or RYA Sea Survival
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities: STCW A-V1/1-4
  • STCW Elementary First Aid: STCW A-V1/1-2
  • STCW Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention: STCW A-V1/1-2
  • A Seafarers Medical Certificate ENG 1; ML 5; or a Maritime New Zealand Medical Certificate
  • RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities Certificate

2. RYA/MCA Commercial Endorsement

Available as an endorsement to RYA/MCA Certificates of Competence; Coastal Skipper; Yachtmaster Offshore; Yachtmaster Ocean; and Advanced Powerboat. Candidates will need to supply the following paperwork:

  • A Seafarers Medical Certificate ENG 1; ML 5; or a Maritime New Zealand Medical Certificate.
  • A Sea Survival Certificate; STCW; Coastguard Boating Education Advanced Sea Survival Certificate; or an RYA Sea Survival certificate.


Seafarers Medical Certificate

To obtain a ENG 1 or an ML 5 contact:

Parnell Medical Centre
1st Floor
82B Gladstone Road
Parnell
Auckland 1052
Phone: (09) 377 4427
Fax: (09) 377 4429
Email: reception@parnellmedical.co.nz

Maritime New Zealand Medical Certificate

To obtain a Maritime New Zealand Medical Certificate click here for the approved practitioners.

Resources

For RYA publications please contact Boat Books (phone 09 358 5691 or visit www.boatbooks.co.nz).

Contact

For information regarding any CBE/RYA course or examination please contact:

John Read
Training Manager
Coastguard Boating Education

Phone: 0800 40 80 90 ext 209
Email: john@boatingeducation.org.nz



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