Competent Crew (power) provides aspiring boaters with the knowledge and skills to assist in the handling of a powerboat under the direction of a skipper. This includes the parts and systems of a boat, safety, and emergencies on a boat, assisting in docking, leaving a dock, and anchoring. Both planing and displacement boats will be covered.
Day Skipper (power) provides the boater with the basic skills and knowledge to act as master of a powerboat. Topics coveredinclude collision avoidance, introduction to coastal navigation, weather, maneuvring a powerboat and safety equipment requirements.
Coastal Skipper builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous courses. Collision regulations will be examined more thoroughly as will coastal meteorology. More emphasis will be placed on all the boat systems needed for cruising. Learn to stay healthy and safe while cruising. Practice various methods of anchoring and docking as well as maneuvring in close quarters using boats with twin engines.
Coastal Navigation gives the sailor the navigation knowledge and skills required to safely navigate a sailing or power vessel in coastal or inland waters within sight of land. It includes the use of charts, compasses, tide and current data, depth sounders, along with time and distance calculations and voyage planning. The sailor puts this knowledge and skills to use in the Coastal Skipper standard.
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