Boat Handling in Close Quarters
Our boat handling class is designed to take the tension out of the most high stress of all maneuvers: docking a large auxiliary powered boat.
This boat handling course is for everyone. We’ll spend a full weekend maneuvering our J32 or J105 near docks and in confined quarters. We also offer the course on your own boat, travel expenses is the only additional charge. This is a great course for anyone who’s about to embark on a bareboat chartering trip, or for someone who’s even a little nervous about docking their own boat.
The curriculum for this class includes a review of auxiliary power systems, planning for and executing dock exits and approaches. Additionally we focus on handling a large sailing vessel under sail and power in close quarters. Utilizing special docking and maneuvering techniques like the back and fill, using a dock line as a warp. in open water we focus on picking up mooring balls, and anchoring strategy. We might even sneak in a little sailing!
This class is a weekend, non-liveaboard class, and is offered on a limited basis throughout our season. Please call 410.320.5183 to discuss scheduling.