We start with an all afternoon review of 103 materials. Please study a little prior to class. After the review and partial testing you'l retire to the training vessel. Assign berths and introduce you to the necessary boat systems. You'll spend two nights aboard, one night while in home port and the other either at anchor or in a marina, (this is mosquito and weather dependent). Mornings are for planning, weather check, and navigation. Class ends at 1700, (5:00 PM) on the evening of the third day.
School begins on the first day at noon in our classroom. The class then begins a review of the Basic Coastal Cruising elements. Next, a quick introduction to your new home for 2 nights and 3 days accompanied by an intro to boat systems.
We begin with a classroom session at 0900. Then a review and the class plans a trip to a destination. We depart around 1200 after lunch break, for a day of required exercises, drills and reviews. If time permits, we'll make another port or return to home port.
On the last day we complete written testing. The class priorities become a review of skills that are not yet clearly understood: perhaps its reefing underway, heaving to, or developing a smooth jibe. In addition we give the students a more difficult navigation problem. If all goes well the students are basically in charge of the vessel. They make all decisions regarding: weather, sail plan, navigation etc. Its your chance to practise the new skill set. We'll arrive back in Corpus Christi around 1600. We'll clean up the boat and sign logs books. It was a good sail.
During the class you will practise, discuss and demonstrate skills such as:
- Basic Navigation, (Ded Reckoning)
- Basic charting and chart symbology
- Boat handling under power
- Mooring a sailing vessel in varying conditions
- Galley Safety
- Emergency responses to equipment failures
- More Knots, 7 types are required
- Man Overboard recoveries, 2 methods
- Heavy Weather techniques
- Anchoring Techniques
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 331478 Corpus Christi, TX 78463
Classroom Address 505 S. Water Street, Suite #537
Corpus Christi, TX