Small Boat Maneuvering Course
Sarasota Power & Sail Squadron in partnership with Freedom Boat Club has developed an on the water small boat maneuvering course. We put you behind the helm of a 20’ -23’ outboard and instruct you in the basic maneuvers-docking & undocking, pivot turns, close quarter boat handling, throttle control, engine control, planning, crossing wakes and anchoring. 2 1/2 hours of classroom to brush up on the regulations and review what maneuvers we will do on the water. 15-20 minutes on the only virtual boat maneuvering simulator in the state of Florida then 4 hours of on the water, hands on training. $125 per person, $230 per couple.
Completion certificate of a classroom course ( sorry no on-line course completion certificates are accepted for this course) of a United States Power Squadron or United States Coast Guard Auxiliary safe boating course is required to take this course. Open to persons 21 years and older.
2017 Small Boat Maneuvering Course Schedules, by RSVP Only
July 26 , 2017 frm 6:30PM to 9PM——–-OTW Training: Will be assigned during classroom session.
September 27 , 2017 frm 6:30PM to 9PM-OTW Training: Will be assigned during classroom session.
November 29 , 2017 frm 6:30PM to 9PM-OTW Training: Will be assigned during classroom session.