Coastguard Hawke's Bay


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 provide essential boating knowledge and safety.
Duration: 15 Hours.
Learning Options: Tutorials.
Prerequisites: None.
Check out Coastguard Boating Education for current costs

Modules:

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

If you would like to enrol in a course click here to register online.

More information can be found at the Coastguard Boating Education Service website.

Upcoming Events

Boat Checks 2019/20

To enter Hawke’s Bay Sports Fishing Club and Clifton Marine Club competitions, all boats must comply and meet standards outlined in the boating checklist.

Inspections available at
Coastguard Headquarters, 704 Meeanee Quay, Westshore: Wednesday evenings: 1700-1900hrs

For moored boats 
Please contact Peter Boshier 0274 427 805

Sponsors & Supporters

Bayleys - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay Napier Port - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay
The Southern Trust - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay The Lion Foundation - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay
Eastern & Central Community Trust - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay Hastings District Council - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay
Napier City Council - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay 
Infinity Foundation - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay  

Coastguard Hawke's Bay

Coastguard Hawke's Bay Operations & Education Centre:
704 Meeanee Quay, Napier 4110, NZ.  Phone: 06 834 1345  Email: info@hawkesbaycoastguard.co.nz   www.hawkesbaycoastguard.co.nz