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Day Skipper

Aim: To gain essential boating knowledge and safety.

Duration: 15 Hours plus self study.

Qualification: NZ Day Skipper Certificate.

Unit Standard: CBE is not currently offering the unit standard as part of our Day Skipper programme. The unit standard is currently under review and is not available until further notice.

Day Skipper is our most popular course and is the best course for those new to being the skipper on a boat.  It is an introductory course for all members of the family or crew, and applies to a wide range of vessels - including yachts, launches, powerboats, jet skis, sea kayaks, and waka.  

The course covers boat handling, safety equipment, navigation, tides, weather, rules and regulations, emergencies, and knots – it is a broad course outlining the whole boating experience.

If you are not sure if this course is for you then take the quiz and see how much you really know. 


If you are ready to enrol now, simply scroll down and book OR purchase this course as a Gift!

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To use your National Coastguard NZ new member discount for $100 off a Day Skipper course, please in put your membership number in the Discount Code field below (e.g. 123456). This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and can only be redeemed once. 

To use your National Coastguard NZ 15% membership discount on other selected Home Study courses, input "CGM" and your Coastguard membership number (e.g. CGM78091) into the  "Discount Code" field below. This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. The courses included in this discount offer are: Day Skipper (Not to be used in conjunction with $100 discount), Boatmaster, Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate, Inboard Engine Maintenance, Outboard Engine Maintenance and GPS Operator.

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