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Boating With Confidence

Boating with Confidence: Handling Your Boat Under Way

Boating with Confidence is offered as a seminar and as part of the Boat Handling course.

Boat handling away from the dock or marina is often called "at sea".  This seminar has been designed to acquaint you with general boat-handling situations and teach you skills to handle your boat at sea.  You'll gain confidence about basic operations; trimming your boat; operating on plane; handling seas and waves; dealing with bars, rivers, rivers, and bends; and other situations you will encounter along your cruise.  And you'll have a better understanding about issues you can control, issues that the environment will present, and how to use and tie the two knots most often used when at sea: the sheet bend and the bowline.

Ask your local squadron about on-the-water coaching to help you practice your at-sea boat-handling skills until you feel fully confident handling your boat under way.