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Children's Holiday Programme

School Holiday Programmes: Dates tbc

A great introduction to boating along with developing key skills and confidence to help keep you safe in and on the water! The programme is a combination of Day Skipper, In Water Survival and Marine VHF content and will cover:

  • Boats, equipment, rules of the road at sea
  • Basic navigation markers and tides
  • Ropes and knots, handling emergencies
  • Radio procedures
  • In water survival techniques - practical in the marina (and yes you will get wet!) 

Venue: Outboard Boating Club, 7 Tamaki Drive, Parnell, Auckland 1071

Time: 8.30 - 4.30pm daily 

Cost: poa

Optional On Water Experience Day: A great opportunity to get out on a boat for half a day to experience real life boating in action!

Venue : Marine Rescue Centre, 3 Solent Street, Mechanics Bay, Auckland, 1010

Time: Group 1: 9:00 - 11:30am & Group 2: 12:30 - 3:00pm

Cost: poa - per person (limited to 10 people) 

To book contact us at bookings@boatingeducation.org.nz

Other details:

Minimum age:12 years old

Please bring your own lunch, snacks and a drink bottle each day as there is nowhere to purchase food and drinks.

At some stage you may be getting in the water, weather dependent, so please bring your togs, towel, wetsuit (optional) each day! 

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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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