Boat Safety Workshops

for Safer Boating Week and beyond

Safer Boating Week runs from 13th to 20th October.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is urging boaties to ensure they have at least two reliable ways to call for help while on the water.
The council will host safety workshops at the following boat ramps:

Tauranga Sulphur Point Ramp: October 14th and October 19th from 8am to 2pm
Whakatane Boat Ramp:  mid-morning on October 15th
Bowentown and Omokoroa:  mid-morning on October 21st.

Reminder:  Maritime NZ has lots of safety advice plus
Courses available for all levels
Study in a classroom, from home or online

Course contents include learning about boating equipment.

An introductory course for all members of the family or crew, including those new to boating.

Course contents include learning about navigation.

A comprehensive course for boaties with some existing knowledge and experience.

Course contents include learning about distress calls.

The minimum requirement for all users of Marine VHF Radio.

Maritime NZ