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HAVE FUN LEARNING ABOUT BOATING

Learning about boating doesn’t have to be boring! Here are some basic lessons to make you a better boater.

Pirate School with Captain Grognose Johnny

Notorious Pirate Grognose Johnny has snuck into the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. From his secret hideout aboard steam yacht Ena he starts a pirate school to train his crew of scurvy dogs.

Lessons include: How to Say Aaaaaarrrrrgggghh, Famous Pirates in History, Speak Like a Pirate, What a Pirate Wears, Exploring the Treasure Chest and the Sea Shanty Dance.

This fun and lively video is suitable for kids 3+.

My Adventures Boating Activity Books

Click on the covers below to download the Activity Book

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ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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Know your state or territory

Familiarise yourself with the waterways around your state or territory, especially those close to your home. Refer to Google Maps or marine charts of your area. Waterways can vary greatly due to tidal influence, time of year, extreme weather events (floods or drought) and various other factors. It’s important to gain a good understanding of the area you’re planning to go boating.

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Use safety equipment

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Look before you leap

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9.

Don’t overload your boat

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10.

Stay with your boat

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11.

Learn distress signals

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12.

Learn boating rules

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13.

Swim between the flags

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14.

Be sun and water smart

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Be polite. Don’t pollute

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Dangers in the water

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