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Beginning Boating is a free online course for anyone new to boating.

Beginning Boating is designed for people who are new to boating and aren’t ready to take on the skipper’s role. This mobile friendly course covers the basics to help you become an informed crew member. Be more confident and relaxed on the water this summer.

What will I learn?

The basics to help make your day on the water enjoyable; selecting the right lifejacket, trip planning, preparing for the unexpected, and some basic boating rules. The course is easy to use and understand, and is broken into separate sections with an introductory video or audio clip for each.

When and where?

Save the course to your device and do it at your own pace. Revisit key aspects whenever you choose, it's a great reference tool. If you want to be the skipper we recommend the Day Skipper course.

How much does it cost?

The Beginning Boating course is free! This includes an online assessment and you'll get a Beginning Boating course completion certificate.

Beginning Boating course

Enrol today to study online or download to your device.

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