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Day Skipper & Boatmaster Unit Standards increase in Value By Coastguard Boating Education ., Auckland , 10:50 AM Thu 5 Aug 2010
For those considering a career in the marine industry, be it a boat builder, ship's captain or crewing on a super yacht, the recently revised increase in unit standards for Coastguard Boating Educations Day Skipper & Boatmaster courses will provide a tangible pathway towards their goal. Units can also contribute towards NCEA. ...[more]


SKIPPER! Visibility's poor, can you plot us a course home from here? By Coastguard Boating Education ., Auckland , 9:56 AM Tue 6 Jul 2010
If you're an experienced skipper you'll appreciate the value of knowledge at sea, especially when situations change. On Coastguard Boating Education's Boatmaster course you'll develop skills for sail navigation by day or night, strengthen your knowledge on dealing with emergencies, boat handling, and the rules and regulations. This comprehensive 30 hour course is also very flexible, ...[more]


AHOY SKIPPER - Do you know your knots? By Coastguard Boating Education ., Auckland , 9:49 AM Tue 6 Jul 2010
Join Coastguard Boating Education's Day Skipper course and you'll learn how to tie a range of knots and find out which knot to use in different situations, the equipment you need, the rules of the road at sea, essential boat handling tips, what to do in an emergency and much more to assist you in having an enjoyable time at sea. The Day Skipper course is only 15 hours ...[more]


Essential Marine Radio knowledge required for all skippers and crew By Colin Preston, Auckland , 9:31 PM Thu 24 Jun 2010
About to again compete in the SSANZ two handed series recently conjured up the exhilarating memories of our 2008 bow burying kite ride to Gannet Rock in 30kt winds, as well as the ‘what ifs'. The ability to use the VHF radio if tragedy struck is a very real concern not only for the two of us, but also our friends and family, plus the other competitors and boats on the water if assistance is needed ...[more]


Coastguard Boating Education Services: PWC Safety Module By Coastguard Boating Education ., New Zealand , 6:21 PM Thu 3 Jun 2010
Coastguard Boating Education has recently launched an exciting interactive edugame targeting PWC users, challenging their skills and knowledge via an online safety module. ...[more]


On-line Kayaking Safety tuition at Coastguard Boating Education By Coastguard Boating Education ., Auckland , 4:33 AM Wed 28 Apr 2010
Coastguard Boating Education now have available the first of a new series of online, interactive education modules.Small craft, inclusive of Kayak and powered water craft currently represent the fastest growing sector of the market with their users over represented in the drowning statistics. ...[more]


Coastguard Boating Education: PWC and Powerboat handling at Boat Show By CBES Media, 7:47 PM Sat 13 Mar 2010
Coastguard Boating Education will provide handling demonstrations using a 'Sea-Doo' PWC / Jet Ski and Powerboat Handling at the Auckland International Boat Show this year. A qualified RYA instructor will manoeuvre the Personal Water Craft through a course on the Viaduct Harbour and demonstrate handling techniques, safe righting and boarding procedures. ...[more]


Boaties praised for taking proper preparations ahead of bar drama By Don Scandrett, 11:01 AM Wed 23 Dec 2009
A dramatic incident at the entrance to the Manukau Harbour Bar yesterday afternoon could have cost lives had it not been for the boaties themselves being properly prepared and ready for such an incident says Coastguard. ...[more]


Rescue Beacons - detection times By Martin Balch, 8:00 PM Wed 29 Jul 2009
Over recent years, the latest generation of 406Mhz Rescue Beacons have been gradually introduced. A total changeover to the new system was forced in February this year with satellites no-longer monitoring the older 121.5 / 243MHz versions. ...[more]


Images from San Francisco: Savage Beauty ravaged By Erik Simonson, h2oshots.com, 6:56 PM Sun 26 Jul 2009
The Flying Tiger, 'Savage Beauty' cut it a little fine while racing in San Francisco on Saturday, doing a 'Telefonica Blue'. Sadly this one did not have as good an outcome as the incident involving the Volvo Ocean Race competitor, and Savage Beauty was lost. Her crew were taken off safely. ...[more]


Emergency Locator Beacons - Make the Switch to 406 By ., 8:38 PM Wed 17 Jun 2009
Globally, all distress beacons need to change to 406MHz by February 2009. Get yours before it’s too late. After 1 February 2009 the old 121.5MHz and 243MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) won’t generate an alert or give your location. The satellite system that supports these old beacons will cease to operate from 1 February 2009. ...[more]


Practical Boating - Capsize - how to minimise the danger By Neil Murray., 8:54 PM Tue 9 Jun 2009
Many first-timers to boating may be unnerved by the vessel’s rolling motion, but boats rarely capsize, and when they do, it’s usually only in extreme weather. But even in such conditions, there are numerous ways to promote stability and safety. ...[more]


Practical Tips: Astro Navigation - the lost art? By Sam Jefferson, 7:50 PM Wed 3 Jun 2009
In these days of GPS, it's hard to believe that it was only a couple of decades ago that sailors heading offshore had no other option other than to reach for their sextant and fix their position using the sun and stars. There is little doubt that many old salts view the demise of celestial navigation with an element of sadness. Here the principles of one of the arts of navigation are explained. ...[more]


Improve your boating and seamanship skills this winter By Coastguard Education, 9:58 PM Sat 30 May 2009
With the winter season fast approaching many recreational boaties and fishermen are attending courses through Coastguard Boating Education Service (CBES). Recent fatalities at sea have prompted many to upskill and improve their emergency procedures and safety resources, placing Day Skipper, Boatmaster and Marine VHF Radio courses in hot demand. ...[more]


Ask the Experts: Course to Steer - RYA Navigation Handbook By lll, 9:10 PM Wed 27 May 2009
Sail-World in conjunction with Coastguard Education presents another extract from the RYA Navigation Handbook. Here we look at course setting for both short trips and long, plus how to allow for tidal flows when course setting. ...[more]


Practical boating tips: Mediterranean mooring By Rob Gibson, Auckland , 6:28 AM Sun 10 May 2009
MED MOORING! This is the art of reversing into a space at high speed, while wrapping your anchor cable around the nearest superyacht… right? In this first excerpt from the RYA's 'Practical Boating Tips' series, Coastguard Education shows the easy way of handling this manoeuvre. See links at the bottom of the story for more on Coastguard Education's services and facilities and RYA publications. ...[more]


Ask the Experts: Course to Steer - RYA Navigation Handbook By lll, 9:41 AM Sat 9 May 2009
Sail-World in conjunction with Coastguard Education presents another extract from the RYA Navigation Handbook. Here we look at course setting for both short trips and long, plus how to allow for tidal flows when course setting. ...[more]


Cruise on 'Elwing' for a boating education adventure at Stewart Island By Barbara and Arthur White, . , 5:02 PM Thu 30 Apr 2009
Elwing Discoveries is a sailing adventure/boating education programme operating at Stewart Island, on board ‘Elwing’ a 46 foot cutter rigged yacht. Want to combine obtaining a boating qualification with a cruise around Stewart Island? Read on...There are several programmes available catering for a wide range of ages – each differing accordingly. ...[more]


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