The objective of CPC 2000 is to teach students the skills necessary to expand their boating horizons confidently and safely. Whether it’s for a short weekend trip or an extended cruise, students learn how to properly prepare for a voyage into unfamiliar waters on a twin inboard power vessel. With skills learned in CPC 1000 as a building block, the Coastal Cruising curriculum teaches critical cruising elements including piloting and chart navigation, Electronic charting and Radar, running inlets and handling common emergencies underway.
Students are then given the opportunity to put their newly learned skills to the test with specially structured underway exercises aboard one of Chapman School's training vessels. The program includes approximately 16 hours of "hands-on" training simulating the types of real world situations encountered while underway.
This course is specifically deigned for serious boaters who want to increase their cruising skills in a fun, practical and hands on learning environment. Each class is taught by U.S. Coast Guard licensed, professional instructors through Chapman School’s unique "Learn at the Helm” approach.
Class size, on board, is limited to five students to maximize individual attention and instruction while underway.
CPC 2000 provides the foundation for the more advanced curricula found in the CPC 3000 and CPC 4000 certification levels.