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, jet skis, sea kayaks, and waka.

Aim: To gain essential boating knowledge and safety.
Duration: 15 Hours.
Qualification: NZ Day Skipper Certificate. Sea Kayak Endorsement and Unit Standard 6915 available.
Learning Options:
Tutorials, Home Study, or CD-ROM (See details below).
Prerequisites: None.


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 & hitches



Please call Peter Marshall on 0800 212628 for the next intake date and course costs, alternatively you can email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.