Sailing Instruction on Lyttelton Harbour

NZQA Learn to Sail Units #21930, #21931 & #21933

If you are keen to learn how to sail, do an Learn to Sail course with us on the Lyttelton Harbour, receiving a Certificate of Proficiency upon completion, from either Yachting New Zealand or NZQA, as Mike is both a unit standards based registered assessor & a Yachting New Zealand Seamanship Level 3 Instructor.

You'll be on the water for a minimum of eight hours over two days, plus an additional four hours of theory either in the cabin or on land depending on the conditions.  

At the end of the course, you'll gain nine unit credits in the following units:

  • Make Safety Preparations for sailing a keelboat #21930 - 2 Credits
     
  • Basic principles of sailing NZQA #21931 - 3 Credits
     
  • Certified sailing keep boat crew member NZQA #21933 - 4 Credits
Mike Rossouw aboard his ship, the Oyster, in Lyttelton Harbour
Make Safety Preparations for sailing a keelboat #21930 - 2 Credits

People credited with unit standard #21930 are able to:

  • demonstrate the use of personal and safety items required for sailing a keel boat,
  • identify the safety equipment on a keel boat and demonstrate its use,
  • demonstrate the proper use and care of equipment on a keel boat, and
  • plan a short sailing trip of up to twelve hours duration.

Details on the national standards requirements for #21930

The Oyster sailing keel boat with four full sails
Basic principles of sailing NZQA #21931 - 3 Credits

People credited with unit standard #21931 are able to:

  • obtain weather forecasts and determine wind and tide conditions,
  • identify all parts of the boat and its rig,
  • tie basic knots used in sailing and demonstrate their uses,
  • describe sail settings for the different points of sail and
  • explain the sailing rules used to avoid collisions on the water.

For the full documentation on NZQA #21931 click here

Certified sailing keep boat crew member NZQA #21933 - 4 Credits

People credited with unit standard #21933 are able to:

  • prepare a keel boat for sailing,
  • manoeuvre a keel boat under sail as a crew member,
  • anchor a keel boat safely,
  • row a dinghy to access a keel boat,
  • helm a keel boat under supervision of the skipper, and
  • de-rig a keel boat following sailing.

For the full documentation on NZQA #21933 click here

Price
$300
Per person
Min People
4
Max People
6
Duration
12 Hour course - 8 Hours on the water, 4 hours of theory

Coastguard Boating Education Courses

We run a variety of Coastguard Boating Education courses for the New Zealand Coastguard.  

To book these courses, please follow the link in the section of interest, and book your course on the Coast Guard page.

You can also book the courses on the phone by calling 0800 40 80 90

Day Skipper

Aim: To gain essential boating knowledge and safety.

Duration: 15 Hours.

Qualification: NZ Day Skipper Certificate. Unit Standard 26542 available.

Day Skipper is the Coast Guard's Boating Education's most popular course and is the best course for those new to boating.  It is an introductory course for all members of the family or crew. This course 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. 

For more information & to book this course see www.boatingeducation.org.nz/courses/1/day-skipper/

Coastguard Boating Education
Boatmaster

Aim: To gain detailed boating knowledge. 

Duration: 30 hours followed by a written and oral assessment.

Qualification: NZ Boatmaster Certificate, Unit Standard 26541 is available.

The Boatmaster course is a comprehensive course for boaties with current knowledge and experience. 

It applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches and powerboats.  As part of the pathway of Coastguard Boating Education courses, the material extends your knowledge in:

  • chartwork,  
  • navigation techniques,
  • distress signals,
  • emergency procedures,
  • knots,
  • rope work and
  • provides a thorough understanding of the rules of the road at sea.  

This course is a component of the New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4)

Register Herehttp://www.boatingeducation.org.nz/courses/2/boatmaster/

Crew members on a sailboat gaining their boatmaster certification
GPS Operator

Aim: To understand the principles and limitations, including use of chart plotters and techniques for more complex navigation tasks. 

Duration: 8 Hours. 

Qualification: NZ GPS Operator Certificate. 

Prerequisites: Knowledge to Boatmaster level.

This course is a component of the New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4)

Registerhttp://www.boatingeducation.org.nz/courses/58/gps-operator/

GPS machines
Radar Operator

Aim: To enable competent use of radar to aid navigation and avoid collision.

Duration: 6 Hours.

Qualification: NZ Radar Certificate.

Prerequisites: Boatmaster recommended.

A comprehensive course to help you understand and safely operate the radar set on your vessel. 

This course is a component of the New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4)

Register Herehttp://www.boatingeducation.org.nz/courses/6/radar-operator/

Radar
Per person
Duration
Varies by the course