Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training
On-the-water learning events—only at the boat show! (located at Sea Isle Marina)
Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training
Only At The Boat Show
Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones. This year let Discover Boating add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience and take your boating skills up a notch. There’s something for everyone - from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers!
Learn from the experts; all sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors.
Space is very limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. Participants may also register for Clinics and Workshops at the Discover Boating Registration Center during the boat show on a space available basis. Admission to the show at the Sea island marina is FREE.
ESSENTIAL BOATING SAFETY - Presented Dockside
Airline pilots wouldn’t dream of taking off without performing a thorough pre-flight check of the aircraft. In this session participants will learn how professional boat captains conduct a pre-departure, voyage-critical systems and a post voyage checkout procedure and more. All participants will receive a reusable, laminated copy of the specially designed pre-departure checklist to take home. For skippers and crew of all experience levels.
FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
FIRST MATE SKILLS – Presented Dockside
Competent crewmembers that know their way around the boat make the skipper look like a pro at the marina and will always get invited back. This session covers the essential skills required of a top-notch first mate including those that make docking and undocking drama free and uneventful. These sessions are for crewmembers (and skippers) of all skill levels. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
BASIC CLOSE QUARTERS MANEUVERING SKILLS – On Water
Participants will learn how to handle the boat in tight spaces and maneuver close to piers, docks and fixed objects with confidence. For newcomers and those who want to polish their skills under the guidance of a professional captain. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
ANCHORING AND MULTI-VESSEL RAFTING TECHNIQUES – On Water
The Prospect of anchoring overnight can create anxiety for even the most experienced boaters. The skills taught in this session will help you get a better night’s sleep at anchor including how to prepare for heavy winds and managing a dragging anchor, rafting up with other vessels and more. For skippers and crew of all experience levels. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
OPEN WATER BOAT HANDLING & SEAMANSHIP – On Water
Helmsmanship—the ability to steer and handle a boat well —can’t be learned from a book or in a classroom. In this session you’ll take the helm to learn skills needed to be a confident boat operator including: how to use trim tabs and the engine tilt/trim feature to balance the boat correctly, handling large waves and wakes safely and more. For skippers and crew of all experience levels. - FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
ADVANCED DOCKING & PRECISION BOAT CONTROL IN TIGHT SPACES - If you’ve ever felt anxious or intimidated in challenging docking situations, this program is just what the doctor ordered. Taught by experts in the art of close quarters maneuvering, this session will show you How to make your boat do EXACTLY what you want it to do. This 3 hour workshop is designed for experienced boat operators regardless of boat size or propulsion type.... the techniques and principles are universal and can be adapted to any vessel. We can’t guarantee you’ll never be intimidated again but even the most experienced skippers will learn new skills that will measurably improve both confidence and ability. - FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
POWERBOATING MADE EASY - If you are hesitant to take your boat out when the weather looks a little “iffy,” this program was designed for you. This 3-hour workshop is taught entirely onboard while underway by a USCG licensed and certified professional instructor. Participants will gain practical hands-on experience to increase ability and confidence resulting in greater boating safety and enjoyment. Powerboating Made Easy is ideal for new boaters as well as experienced boaters who want to improve skills and confidence under the guidance of a professional captain. - FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE