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Seamanship Course

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  Next course starts:  Sep 2017

  Recommended pre-requisites: Boating or PCOC course

  Duration: 13 weeks (Tuesday nights, 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

  Cost: tbd.  Sept 2015 class full.  Contact the  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



The Seamanship Course (formerly Piloting course) extends the navigation and vessel-handling techniques introduced in the Boating Course.  Note:  this course is offered once a year (in the fall) and the class size is limited. 

Seamanship uses traditional navigation, GPS fixes, Way Points, along with the introduction of Deviation, in the three homework cruises, and the examination take home cruises.

This course offers: interpretation of charts, the DR plot, bearings, fixes, running fixes, and Collision Regulations; and the exciting concept of plotting and labeling in True and Magnetic, adopted by the Training Department.

Seamanship, explains the skills needed to understand the hazards of weather, wind, waves, tides, and tidal currents and how to deal with them.

When unforeseen circumstances arise such as man-overboard, and medical emergencies the seamanship course counsels the student, as to where and how to acquire the skills to deal with potentially life-threatening situations, and of course you can “learn the ropes”, from knots, hitches, bends, and splices.




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