Club-safety-boat-training-courseClub Safety Boat Operator

A practical on-water training course for operators of yacht club safety boats.

Aim: To increase safety and proficiency of safety boat operators, enabling better safety cover for sailors involved in yacht club activities.

Duration: 8 hours.
Learning Options: Theory and practical instruction.

Qualification: Club Safety Boat Operator Qualification (Endorsed by Yachting NZ)

Prerequisites: Marine VHF Radio Operators and First Aid recommended. Powerboat Level Two recommended for craft powered by 25HP and above.


  • Preparation, boat checks & safety equipment
  • New Zealand law
  • Launching & retrieving
  • Boat handling
  • Mark laying
  • Communication
  • Righting inverted & partially inverted craft
  • Casualty rescue
  • Towing
  • End of day procedures