The Kapiti Boating Club is running two short informal presentations/educationals designed to help you become a safer skipper or crewmember. For those who have your own boat or thinking about buying a boat or a keen crew member we aim to reinforce your knowledge and remind you that we all have a duty to keep ourselves and others safe at sea. Come along for a friendly talk and question and answer session at the club.

Topics covered

Safety at Sea

What are your own capabilities?
How well do you know your boat?
What gear should you have onboard?
What are the basic rules of the sea?

VHF Radio

Why is this best in an emergency and how should it be used?


How well do you know the limitations as well as the advantages?

Emergencies at sea

What are the most common and what are the most dangerous potential hazards?

Who should attend?

  • Owners
  • Novice/intermediate/experienced boaties.
  • Crew members.
  • Wives, girlfriends, friends, neighbours etc.
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to be a better skipper or crew member.
  • Anyone who is thinking about buying a boat.


  • July, Tuesday 18 – 7-8pm
    July, Tuesday 25 – 7-8pm


Kapiti Boating Club
1 Manly Street Paraparaumu


John Granville – past CBES tutor & RNZN Navigation Trainer

To help us gauge attendance numbers, please txt:

Ivan Shew – 021 232 5604


Tuesday 18 July

You, your boat and the sea

Tuesday 25 July

Your boat equipment

Please forward this notice to friends & family who may be interested.