Summer Advanced - Course Description

Seamanship, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Boat maintenance, trouble shooting potential problems and vessel systems.
  • Advanced Navigational Rules including vessel day and night markings.
  • Navigation, chart reading, dead reckoning, compass, time speed and distance, latitude and longitude.
  • Basic marine electronics.
  • Towing & anchoring.
  • Line handling including spring lines, docking and undocking.

Pool Demo - Students will practice safety equipment usage such as:

  • Rescue techniques
  • Safety equipment
  • Survival at sea

Hands-On Instruction - Students will train on a power vessel and learn the following skills:

  • Anchoring and towing
  • Use of advanced navigational rules
  • Troubleshooting underway problems
  • Spring lines & knots
  • Electronics & vessel systems