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Club Safety Boat Operator Course for Coaches
It is compulsory for all Coaches/Boat Drivers to do this course as soon as practically possible.

A practical on-water training course for rowing club coaches and safety boat operators.
Aim: To gain safety knowledge and proficiency in coach/safety boat operation, enabling better safety cover for rowers involved in rowing club activities and events.

Qualification: Club Safety Boat Operator Qualification (Endorsed by Rowing NZ)
Prerequisites: Driving with another experienced driver.  Marine VHF Radio Operators Qualification 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
  • Swamped & inverted craft
  • Casualty rescue
  • Towing
  • End of day procedures

Contact Coastguard Boating Education to make an enquiry or free phone 0800 40 80 90.