Our Mini Courses
Sample our training techniques or fill in a skill deficit with a short mini-course.
Close Quarters Maneuvering
This course is designed to empower you to put your boat wherever you want it to go, regardless of size. Tight docking, crowded conditions, wind conditions, etc. Feel confident about your boat handing today. 4 hours.
Navigation systems are vitally important to boat safety and enjoyment. This course covers navigating in inclement weather with limited visibility, situational awareness, collision avoidance, and route planning. Includes radar training, AIS, and VHF radio communications. 3 hours.
De-Mystifying the San Juans
Visiting the San Juans is the end goal of many Pacific Northwest boaters. Learn the three routes to the San Juans, learn the myriad fantastic anchorage options and master the complex local conditions. 3 hours.
Outfitting your boat for Offshore
Offshore needs are not a one-size fits all solution. This course will help to define your goals based on your boat, your boating style and your destination. This course will cover the bare minimum requirements to outfitting your boat with more self-sustaining gear needed further afield. 3 hours.
Anchoring is your ticket to freedom! It’s not the sexiest topic, but surprisingly few boaters know the fundamentals of anchoring safely and confidently. This course covers site selection, scope, depth, position, bottom condition, and close quarter anchoring etiquette. 6 hours.
Reading Tides & Currents
Master your chart reading. Know when you need to consider current as part of your navigation planning. Understanding why current can be heading north in one location while simultaneously running south in another. 3 hours.
San Juans for Beginners
Learn Captain Trevor’s itinerary for your first time in the San Juans. This course covers Trevor’s “must see” locations and gives you step by step instructions on where to go, safety details and helpful tips. 3.5 hours.
All the safety equipment you really need for local boating, San Juans boating, off-shore boating. Discuss the difference choices, brands and pricing.
Finding the “Right Hull”