Seamanship with nautical author Katherine Redmond as your USPS instructor is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 27th at 7:00 pm with completion scheduled for Monday, May 15th 2017. The cost of the class is $89 for members and $120 for nonmembers. Includes textbook and handouts.
Build boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures. Seamanship provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in boat handling and maneuvering, boat operation, skipper's responsibilities, and boating techniques that will advance your boating enjoyment with this advance knowledge.
For both sail and power boats, Seamanship covers in detail wide range of topics, including:
Types of boats and how they behave on the water
Anchoring in various conditions
Docking and line handling
Close quarter maneuvering
Rules of the road
Communication with other boats
How to respond to various emergencies
And other interesting topics
This course is normally completed in 7 two-hour sessions: six sessions of study, one session of review and one session for the exam.
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