Prerequisite: US Powerboating Basic Powerboat Cruising Certification and three or more days underway on a 30’ or longer powerboat. Completion of pre-course navigation homework.
This course is for experienced powerboaters seeking an overnight cruising and live aboard experience, and an Inshore Powerboat Cruising Certification.
The course will focus on the skills, knowledge and equipment needed to safely operate a cruising powerboat on a multiday, near coastal passage by day and night in unfamiliar waters. Course topics include boat preparation, boat handling, close quarter maneuvers, navigation, provisioning, cruise planning and float plans, docking, anchoring, windlass use, picking up a mooring and person-in-the-water resuce.
Your class begins on Friday afternoon with an introduction to vessel systems and equipment aboard prior to a short evening shake-down cruise. Over the next two days you will gain valuable experience in planning voyages, explore various anchoring, mooring and docking techniques, and dealing with situations arising underway. The course will revolve around destinations on either side of the San Pedro Channel such as LA/Long Beach Harbor, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Santa Catalina Island and Huntington Harbor.
A passing grade on both the written and practical test is required for certification. Tests will be administered underway. Course materials and pre-course homework will be available ahead of time to allow you ample time to prepare for your class.
Class size: Min 2-Max 4 students
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