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Seamanship III is the third of a three-part seamanship series where you'll learn many advanced seamanship concepts needed for skippering in the popular charter destinations around the Bay, California and the world

This course requires Seamanship II

This course requires Navigation II

Seamanship III is the third of a three-part seamanship series where you'll learn many advanced seamanship concepts needed for skippering in the popular charter destinations around the Bay, California and the world


TOPICS COVERED
  • Bareboat charter planning and provisioning

  • Advanced anchoring techniques

  • Do's and don'ts of chartering

  • Picking up and dropping moorings safely

  • Dinghy handling, boarding, and towing

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  • Setting your crew up for success

    Managing expectations, shipboard routine, anticipating problems
  • Being a gracefully captain

    The eternal balance between the need for democracy and the need for leadership on board with friends
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    Three-Hour Seminar

    2–5 pm on Sundays

  • Tu
    Three-Hour Seminar

    7–10pm on Tuesdays


  • Get Advanced

    Drill into more techniques and the skill of handling a ship or boat at sea.

This Course Prepares You For

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    Basic Cruising

    This course is designed specifically to prepare you to skipper a sailboat in the challenging conditions peculiar to San Francisco Bay.