Summer Voyager - Course Description

Seamanship, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Review advanced navigational rules.
  • Review navigation, chart reading, dead reckoning, compass, time speed and distance, latitude and longitude.
  • Basic marine electronics.
  • Line handling including spring lines, docking and undocking.

Voyage Planning- Students will prepare for the voyage covering the following topics:

  • Rescue techniques
  • Safety equipment
  • Survival at sea

Hands-On Instruction - Students will train on a power vessel and will complete the following hands on training:

  • 4 Hours of boat handing to sharpen skills prior to undertaking the voyage
  • Undertake a six hour voyage outside the St. Lucie Inlet to Fort Pierce and  return
  • Troubleshooting underway problems
  • Electronics & vessel systems while underway