RNZYS Level 3 Coastal Cruising course Great Barrier
Completion of the RNZYS level 2 Cruising Course – Kawau, is a prerequisite for this course. Sorry- we can’t make any exceptions to this.
Our Level 3 Cruising course is a four-day course run in our or a member’s keelboat and limited to just 6 students.
The course starts on Friday we’ll teach you how to dock in a marina and then have a planning/Navigation session and safety briefing at the RNZYS. Saturday morning we’ll cruise the 60 nautical miles from Westhaven to Great Barrier Island. Over the weekend we’ll stay on the vessel. Sunday will be spent cruising around the island getting practical experience anchoring, navigating, managing water and power consumption and much more. You will finish the course by bringing it all back together and sailing back to Auckland on Monday evening arriving in Auckland Tuesday morning.
This is an all-inclusive course; the fee covers food, drinks and accommodation.
Friday 31st March. Docking, Safety & Navigation, with lunch and dinner at the RNZYS. From 10am to 6:30pm.
Saturday 1st April. Meet at RNZYS @ 9am and sail the 60nm to Great Barrier.
Sunday 2nd April. Breakfast Around 9am followed by a day of sailing in and around Great Barrier
Monday 3rd April. 9am breakfast, Navigation, knots, night sail back to Westhaven arriving Late Monday/Tuesday morning.
By the end of this RNZYS Level 3 Coastal Cruising course Great Barrier, you will be able to: –
During the Level 3 cruising course you will gain an understanding of safety on the water, navigation, tides, Identifying vessels and navigational marks, Maritime Collision avoidance rules and processes, using a VHF radio, engine maintenance and of course sailing skills, as well as the practical application of the Coastguards Boat Master course (with the intentions of improving understanding for people that have completed the Boat Master course or help prepare people to take the boat master course);
For those students working towards gaining the SLC (International Sailing Licence) this course covers the practical components of the NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master Rank.
The International Sailing License and Credentials (SLC) is a recreational sailing license valid for all yacht charter companies worldwide including Europe and the Seychelles. To gain an SLC, the candidate must complete the RNZYS courses up to Level 3 Coastal Skipper, pass an online suite of theoretical knowledge courses and tests appropriate for bareboat chartering, log previous sufficient sailing experience, and demonstrate sailing skills according to internationally established sailing standards. After completion, the SLC can be issued electronically very quickly. We can help you with all of this, it’s more straight forward than it sounds.
• Recovering a person overboard at night
• Hoisting and Reefing Sails
• Anchoring and Mooring
• Sailing without a rudder
• Dealing with emergency situations.
• Planning a voyage
• Water and Power conservation
• Collision avoidance
• Vessel identification
• More advanced Chart work
• Sail at night with watch handover
• Be ready for the SLC