Discover Boating presents Hands-on Skills Training. You can sign up to learn fundamental close quarters boat handling skills, as well as a boating safety essentials clinic that will be held dockside. Each of these learning events will help develop skills that will last a lifetime and add significantly to your boating safety and enjoyment.
Each event is 60 minutes long and registration is free. Participation is limited to 4 persons per boat.
Please note that registration for these classes will fill up quickly, so we encourage you to signup as soon as possible and before the show.
PLEASE remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled class time with your registration email and your PCOC, to ensure that you are ready to go on time when the boat leaves the dock!
We look forward to seeing you on the water!
Fundamentals of Close Quarters Powerboat Handling:
Hone your docking skills and practice close quarters manoeuvring with a professional instructor. Learn the fundamentals of boat control in confined spaces including how to confidently manoeuvre close to other boats, piers, docks and fixed objects. Participants will also learn how to turn around in tight spaces, back down a narrow channel in a straight line and other important docking and manoeuvring skills. It’s designed for all boaters who wish to increase both competence and confidence in docking situations.
Essential Boating Safety - (presented dockside) :
This module covers important pre-departure safety elements with emphasis on passenger safety, use and care of required equipment and vessel systems check. A great time out on the water starts with some basic preparation, and this course will help you to get started with the essentials covered.