Foundation Level

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A fun, interactive evening covering fundamental topics to help boost confidence and make your time afloat more enjoyable and a little safer.

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is run by female tutors who will demonstrate what you should do if you are # put in # of a boat.  The session will cover the basics of staying safe while out on the water and how to get help if required. The evening is fun, practical and our tutors will keep you engaged the whole way through.  This programme has been designed as a taster and is an excellent introduction before moving onto our Day Skipper or Maritime VHF Operators courses.

These seminars are not being run at present but we do encourage you to look into our Day Skipper Course which is an introductory course for all members of the family or crew, including those new to boating.  Please contact us at if you would like us to quote you for a private Day Skipper course.

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Which course format is right for you?

Online Study

Online and Home study boating courses offer many benefits for those seeking boating education. Firstly, these courses are designed to be studied either online or with a home study booklet so they have great content and illustrations, are interactive and are easy to navigate. You can also study at your own pace giving the flexibility to schedule learning around busy lifestyles and commitments. You can also complete the course in blocks and can come back to it on a weekly basis until it is completed.

Classroom Study

Classroom courses offer the student the ability to study intensely over a finite period of time (usually a weekend) to complete a boating course. It is a chance to meet up with other like-minded boaties and learn from their experiences. Having an educated teacher with years of boating knowledge enables the student to be taught face-to-face and ask any questions that may come up.

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New Member Day Skipper Course $100 discount:
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. 

10% Membership discount:
To use your National Coastguard NZ 10% 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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