Public Boating Courses
Sailing Skills and Seamanship (SS&S) Course DescriptionBACK TO CLASSES
Sailing Skills and Seamanship is a comprehensive course that will prepare a sailor with the basic information needed to operate sailboats under a variety of conditions. The course book has been fully updated and the course is NASBLA approved.
Topics include: What is a sailboat; how a boat sails; sailboat maneuvering; legal requirements; aids to navigation; rigging; handling; tuning and heavy weather; navigation rules; marlinspike seamanship; sailboat engines; trailering; weather; radiotelephone; inland waterways, locks, and dams; and piloting.
Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete this course and can present their course-completion certificates.