Sailing Skills and Seamanship:
Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 6th through May 22, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm
Want to improve your sailing skills? Then Sailing Skills and Seamanship is a course for you. It is designed for both experienced and novice sailboat operators.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Sailing Skills and Seamanship Course is a comprehensive course designed for both experienced and novice sailboat operators. The course will enhance the skills required for a safe voyage. Topics covered include: types of sailboats, equipment for your boat, how a boat sails, reading the wind, points of sailing, sail controls, running, close-hauled, reaching, and sail adjustments. Basic maneuvers of tacking and jibing are explained along with picking up a mooring, leaving and approaching a dock, and anchoring. In addition, aids to navigation and an introduction to the rules of the nautical road are covered. Passing an optional exam at the end of the course leads to a certificate that can be used to show you have taken a boating safety course. Many boat insurance companies offer discounts on boating insurance to boat owners who have a certificate.
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