Popular boating course to gain online option

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There is no excuse for boaties not to clue themselves up now the highly regarded Day Skipper course will be available online.

Coastguard Boating Education’s most popular introductory course has been developed into an online version.

The new online Day Skipper course goes live tomorrow and advocates water safety onboard for skippers.

The online version of the course is designed to be fun and interactive. Traditionally the courses are taught in person with a tutor from Coastguard Boating Education listening to and interacting with their students.

The course covers five units of boat safety. The boat, navigation, rules and regulations, emergencies and knots. Coastguard Boating Education are offering one free module to showcase the functionality of the course.

Part of the reason for the online option is to allow people to complete the course any time and in any place without being structured to particular sessions.

Over 250 students have already pre-registered for the course, with the official release date scheduled for tomorrow.

More information can be found on the Coastguard Boating Education website or by calling 0800 40 80 90.