SAVE THE DATE: January 22 – 25, 2015!

Seminars

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training - Powerboats

POWERBOATS

Nothing beats hands-on experience when it comes to improving your skills and learning new ones. This year’s show features a full schedule of one-hour and three-hour hands-on, in-water powerboating workshops designed to 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!

Space is very limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. Participants who pre-register online will receive FREE boat show admission ($12,- value) for the day. Participants may also register for Clinics and Seminars at the Discover Boating Resource Center during the boat show on a space available basis.

All sessions are based on internationally recognized training and certification  programs and are taught by USCG licensed captains who are also certified professional instructors. You'll learn skills that will last a lifetime.

The Powerboat workshops will be offered in partnership with Passage Yachts and BoatUS.


ONE HOUR POWERBOAT WORKSHOPS

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, 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

THREE HOUR POWERBOAT WORKSHOPS

Advanced Docking
The ability to maneuver a boat confidently and without “drama” in challenging conditions requires a set of skills that can take years to perfect. If you’ve ever felt anxious or intimidated in challenging docking situations, this program is just what the doctor ordered. For more info and to register CLICK HERE

Powerboating Made Easy
If you’ve ever left your boat sitting in her slip when the weather looked even a little “iffy,” this program was designed for you. Taught entirely on board while underway, by a USCG licensed and professional certified instructor this session covers essential skills you need to ensure the safety of the boat and everyone aboard. It delivers the practical hands-on experience to increase your ability and confidence and leads to greater boating safety and enjoyment. For more info and to register CLICK HERE

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking and Precision Boat Control Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
3:30 pm Open Water Boat Handling and Seamanship Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
5:00 pm Anchoring and Rafting Up with Other Vessels Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
Friday, January 23, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking and Precision Boat Control Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Powerboating Made Easy Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Essential Boating Safety Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
3:30 pm First Mate Skills Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
3:30 pm Open Water Boat Handling and Seamanship Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
5:00 pm Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
5:00 pm Anchoring and Rafting Up with Other Vessels Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
Saturday, January 24, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking and Precision Boat Control Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Powerboating Made Easy Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
3:30 pm First Mate Skills Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
3:30 pm Open Water Boat Handling and Seamanship Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
5:00 pm Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
5:00 pm Anchoring and Rafting Up with Other Vessels Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
Sunday, January 25, 2015
10:00 am Advanced Docking and Precision Boat Control Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Powerboating Made Easy Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Essential Boating Safety Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
3:30 pm First Mate Skills Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
3:30 pm Open Water Boat Handling and Seamanship Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
5:00 pm Basic Close Quarters Powerboat Handling Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
5:00 pm Anchoring and Rafting Up with Other Vessels Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training - Sailing / Catamaran

SAILING / CATAMARAN

Nothing beats hands-on experience when it comes to improving your skills and learning new ones.This year’s show features a full schedule of  several in-water sailing and catamaran workshops designed to 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!

Space is very limited. Advance registration is highly recommended.
Participants who pre-register online will receive FREE boat show admission
($12,- value) for the day. Participants may also register for Clinics and
Seminars at the Discover Boating Resource Center during the boat show
on a space available basis.

All sessions are based on internationally recognized training and certification
programs and are taught by USCG licensed captains who are also certified
professional instructors. You'll learn skills that will last a lifetime.

All instruction is offered in cooperation with Trade Winds Sailing School & Club. Please contact Sail America at: E-mail:discoversailing@sailamerica.com, or by phone at 414-944-1550414-944-1550 for any questions.
 

Introducation to Sailing
No experience necessary - Participants will receive an insight into the world of sailing with this short but informative and interactive on-the-water class. Before getting underway, participants will get a safety briefing and be provided with life jackets. This will be followed by a walk though above decks, during which you will be introduced to common nautical terms. A few demonstrations of line handling, boat awareness and physical stances will be shown before leaving the dock. 2-hour On-Water Learning REGISTER HERE

Anchoring
It has been a long day of sailing, and now the anchor is down. Time for some rest; but the wind is picking up and you’re having trouble falling asleep. Questions.... “Did I choose the right anchoring technique? Am I safe from other boats anchored nearby? What about changes in current, tide or wind? What if I begin to drag?” These and other questions are addressed in the Anchoring Class. This 2 hour hands-on, on-the-water class will introduce you to such techniques as picking up a mooring ball, setting an anchor properly, setting two anchors, anchoring bow and stern, Bahamian anchoring and Med mooring. We will discuss selecting the right anchor configuration for your situation, what to do about a fouled anchor, risk of rode in the prop and other issues.Our goal? A good, sound sleep the next time you spend the night at anchor. 2-hour On Water Learning REGISTER HERE

Docking under Power

This 2 hour course will enable you to control your vessel in close quarters maneuvering, instead of the other way around. It is one of the few classes that you will use every time you depart or arrive at a dock - and most students are pleasantly surprised to find themselves at an advanced - or even expert - level at the end of this fun session. 2-hour On Water Learning REGISTER HERE

A Taste of Sailing
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of those people sailing on San Francisco Bay; enjoying the sun, wind, and water? Have you asked yourself what skills you need to join them, or where they go, what they see, and what they are doing out there? After all of the excitement created by the recent America’s Cup, are you curious what it takes to race a sail boat on San Francisco Bay or why you’d even want to? Then this sailing experience is for you! Join us for a 4 hour sail on San Francisco Bay. 4-hour On Water Learning. REGISTER HERE

Catamaran Sailing On Water Learning
Are you getting ready for your next charter vacation? Are you curious as to why so many sailors and charter companies are choosing multihulls? Are you looking to expand your sailing knowledge to include cruising catamarans? Then this is the class for you. During this 3 hour, on-the-water class you will learn to maneuver a large cruising catamaran under both sail and power. You’ll learn about docking, anchoring, man over-board, and general systems of a large cruising catamaran. 3-hour On Water Learning. REGISTER HERE

Thursday, January 22, 2015
11:00 am Introduction to Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
11:00 am Docking under Power (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
11:00 am Catamaran Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:00 pm A Taste of Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:30 pm Docking under Power (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:30 pm Introduction to Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
3:00 pm Catamaran Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
4:00 pm Anchoring (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
Friday, January 23, 2015
9:00 am A Taste of Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Introduction to Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Docking under Power (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Catamaran Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:00 pm Docking under Power (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:00 pm Introduction to Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Catamaran Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm A Taste of Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
4:00 pm Anchoring (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
Saturday, January 24, 2015
9:00 am A Taste of Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Introduction to Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Docking under Power (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Catamaran Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:00 pm Docking under Power (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:00 pm Introduction to Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Catamaran Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm A Taste of Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
4:00 pm Anchoring (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
Sunday, January 25, 2015
9:00 am A Taste of Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Introduction to Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Docking under Power (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
10:00 am Catamaran Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:00 pm Docking under Power (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
1:00 pm Introduction to Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm Catamaran Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
2:00 pm A Taste of Sailing Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove
4:00 pm Anchoring (Sailboats) Discover Boating instructor McCovey Cove

Free, hourly seminars at Pier 48



This year’s seminar program is loaded with educational and enlightening programs, hosted by experts and adventurers who know the waters and will share practical advice, expert opinions and tall tales. Even the seasoned boater will find something new to learn!

Your one-stop resource for boating information and advice.
Get started in boating or learn how to make the most of your time on the water.
• Straightforward answers to all your boating questions.
• Expert, unbiased advice on choosing a boat that suits your lifestyle.
• Local resources to help you get started.

Discover Boating for under $250/month! Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is by far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to check out this showcase of boats you can finance for less than $250 a month and look for specially-marked boats throughout the Show!

Thursday, January 22, 2015
12:00 pm Getting Started in Sailing Don Gilzean Pier 48/Seminar A
1:00 pm Fishing the California Delta Matt Harvey Pier 48/Seminar A
1:00 pm Reliability Starts Here! Engine Maintenance and Repair Jim Drake Pier 48/Seminar B
2:00 pm Green Revolution: Powering with Electric and Hybrid Technology Nick Deuyour/ Scott Ruck Pier 48/Seminar B
2:00 pm Cruising San Francisco Bay David Scott Pier 48/Seminar A
3:00 pm Paddleboards: Water Safety and Equipment Geoff Fisher Pier 48/Seminar A
3:00 pm Advanced Fishing Techniques for the Delta and Lakes Matt Harvey Pier 48/Seminar B
4:00 pm Line Handling and Spring Lines for Docking and Undocking Don Gilzean Pier 48/Seminar B
4:00 pm Boat Financing Made Simple Max Salvater Pier 48/Seminar A
Friday, January 23, 2015
11:00 am Cruising the Great Loop Kim Russo Pier 48/Seminar A
11:00 am Marine Canvas Care and Repair Eric McKinley Pier 48/Seminar B
12:00 pm Reliability Starts Here! Engine Maintenance and Repair Jim Drake Pier 48/Seminar B
12:00 pm Sturgeon Fishing on the California Delta Joseph Gamez, Sr. Pier 48/Seminar A
1:00 pm Electronics Troubleshooting Ian McDaniel Pier 48/Seminar A
1:00 pm Repower 101: How to Choose the Right Engine Nate Urciuoli Pier 48/Seminar B
2:00 pm Boat Financing Made Simple Max Salvater Pier 48/Seminar B
2:00 pm Cruising San Francisco Bay David Scott Pier 48/Seminar A
3:00 pm Fishing the California Delta Matt Harvey Pier 48/Seminar A
3:00 pm Marine Insurance Made Simple Gary Clausen & Max Young Pier 48/Seminar B
4:00 pm How to Buy a Boat Butch Florey Pier 48/Seminar B
4:00 pm In's and Out's of Bareboat Chartering Don Gilzean Pier 48/Seminar A
Saturday, January 24, 2015
11:00 am Introduction to the World of Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboards Jeff Kellogg Pier 48/Seminar A
11:00 am Marine Canvas Care and Repair Eric McKinley Pier 48/Seminar B
12:00 pm Advanced Fishing Techniques for the Delta and Lakes Matt Harvey Pier 48/Seminar B
12:00 pm Boat as a Business Butch Florey Pier 48/Seminar A
1:00 pm How to Find and Catch Bigger Fish Nick Smith Pier 48/Seminar A
1:00 pm Anchoring: On the Hook or On the Loose Pat Carson Pier 48/Seminar B
2:00 pm Sail Trim for Speed and Control Kame Richards Pier 48/Seminar B
2:00 pm Green Revolution: Powering with Electric and Hybrid Technology Nick Deuyour/ Scott Ruck Pier 48/Seminar A
3:00 pm Electronics Troubleshooting Ian McDaniel Pier 48/Seminar A
3:00 pm Boat Financing Made Simple Max Salvater Pier 48/Seminar B
4:00 pm Marine Insurance Made Simple Gary Clausen & Max Young Pier 48/Seminar B
4:00 pm Catamaran Safety: Better or Worse Than Monohulls? Don Margraf Pier 48/Seminar A
Sunday, January 25, 2015
11:00 am Repower 101: How to Choose the Right Engine Nate Urciuoli Pier 48/Seminar A
11:00 am Line Handling and Spring Lines for Docking and Undocking Don Gilzean Pier 48/Seminar B
12:00 pm Anchoring: On the Hook or On the Loose Pat Carson Pier 48/Seminar B
12:00 pm Getting Started in Sailing Don Gilzean Pier 48/Seminar A
1:00 pm Introduction to the World of Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboards Jeff Kellogg Pier 48/Seminar A
1:00 pm Cruising the Great Loop Kim Russo Pier 48/Seminar B
2:00 pm Advanced Fishing Techniques for the Delta and Lakes Matt Harvey Pier 48/Seminar B
2:00 pm Cruising San Francisco Bay David Scott Pier 48/Seminar A
3:00 pm Fishing the California Delta Matt Harvey Pier 48/Seminar A
3:00 pm Boat as a Business Butch Florey Pier 48/Seminar B
4:00 pm Wakeboarding/Wakesurfing 101   Pier 48/Seminar B
4:00 pm Paddleboards: Water Safety and Equipment Geoff Fisher Pier 48/Seminar A

Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

DIY seminars and hands-on workshops covering boat and motor maintenance, repairs and upgrades

Watch, learn and do! If you're a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in maintaining, repairing or upgrading your boat or motor, head to Fred's Shed for free seminars and workshops. Daily sessions will cover a variety of topics, and include demos and question/answer sessions. Certified marine service technician "Fred" brings more than 35 years boating and marine service experience to the Shed.
Stop by for professional, practical advice, participate in hands-on clinics, ask questions, and see the cutaway boat and motor. It's all FREE, compliments of the Progressive® Insurance San Francisco Boat Show®.


Seminar Descriptions: NEW curriculum for 2015!
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015
11:00 am One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
11:30 am Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
12:00 pm Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
1:00 pm A Fast and Efficient Boat: How Your Prop Affects Your Boat's Performance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
1:30 pm Diagnosing Electrical Problems Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
2:00 pm “Oh No, There's Ethanol in my Fuel!” Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
2:30 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
3:00 pm Scratches, Dings and Oxidation Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
3:30 pm Diesel Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
4:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
4:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
5:00 pm Eradicating Mold, Mildew, Dirt and Crud Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
5:30 pm Maintaining a Marine Battery System Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
Friday, January 23, 2015
10:00 am One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
10:30 am Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
11:00 am Eradicating Mold, Mildew, Dirt and Crud Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
11:30 am Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
12:00 pm Diesel Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
12:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
1:00 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
1:30 pm Diagnosing Electrical Problems Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
2:00 pm “Oh No, There's Ethanol in my Fuel!” Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
2:30 pm Gas Engine Troubleshooting and Repair Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
3:00 pm Trailer Maintenance and Repair Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
3:30 pm Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
4:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
4:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
5:00 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
5:30 pm Maintaining a Marine Battery System Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
Saturday, January 24, 2015
10:00 am One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
11:00 am Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
11:30 am Trailer Maintenance and Repair Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
12:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
12:30 pm Diagnosing Electrical Problems Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
1:00 pm A Fast and Efficient Boat: How Your Prop Affects Your Boat's Performance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
2:00 pm “Oh No, There's Ethanol in my Fuel!” Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
2:30 pm Gas Engine Troubleshooting and Repair Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
3:00 pm Trailer Maintenance and Repair Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
3:30 pm Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
4:00 pm Diesel Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
4:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
5:00 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
5:30 pm Maintaining a Marine Battery System Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
Sunday, January 25, 2015
10:00 am One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
11:00 am Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
11:30 am Trailer Maintenance and Repair Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
12:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
1:00 pm A Fast and Efficient Boat: How Your Prop Affects Your Boat's Performance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
1:30 pm Eradicating Mold, Mildew, Dirt and Crud Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
2:00 pm “Oh No, There's Ethanol in my Fuel!” Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
2:30 pm Gas Engine Troubleshooting and Repair Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
3:00 pm Boats that Sit Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
3:30 pm Cabin Cruiser Systems Analysis Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
4:00 pm Gas Outboard General Maintenance Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
4:30 pm Changing a Water Pump Fred Fred's Shed # A-9
5:00 pm One-on-One with a Service Technician Fred Fred's Shed # A-9

Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training 
Powerboat, Sailing and Catamaran

Nothing beats hands-on experience when it comes to improving your skills and learning new ones. This year’s show features a full schedule of one-hour and three-hour hands-on, in-water powerboating, sailing and catamaran workshops designed to 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! 

Space is very limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. Participants who pre-register online will receive FREE boat show admission ($12,- value) for the day. Participants may also register for Clinics and Seminars at the Discover Boating Resource Center during the boat show on a space available basis.
 
All sessions are based on internationally recognized training and certification programs and are taught by USCG licensed captains who are also certified professional instructors. You'll learn skills that will last a lifetime.
 

One-hour powerboating workshops

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, 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
 

Three-hour powerboating workshops

The Powerboat workshops will be offered in partnership with Passage Yachts and BoatUS.

Advanced Docking
The ability to maneuver a boat confidently and without “drama” in challenging conditions requires a set of skills that can take years to perfect. If you’ve ever felt anxious or intimidated in challenging docking situations, this program is just what the doctor ordered. For more info and to register CLICK HERE

Powerboating Made Easy
If you’ve ever left your boat sitting in her slip when the weather looked even a little “iffy,” this program was designed for you. Taught entirely on board while underway, by a USCG licensed and professional certified instructor this session covers essential skills you need to ensure the safety of the boat and everyone aboard. It delivers the practical hands-on experience to increase your ability and confidence and leads to greater boating safety and enjoyment. For more info and to register CLICK HERE

 

Sailing & Catamaran workshops

All instruction is offered in cooperation with Trade Winds Sailing School & Club.
If you have questions, please send them to Sail America at discoversailing@sailamerica.com

Introducation to Sailing
No experience necessary - Participants will receive an insight into the world of sailing with this short but informative and interactive on-the-water class. Before getting underway, participants will get a safety briefing and be provided with life jackets. This will be followed by a walk though above decks, during which you will be introduced to common nautical terms. A few demonstrations of line handling, boat awareness and physical stances will be shown before leaving the dock. For more info and to register CLICK HERE

Anchoring
It has been a long day of sailing, and now the anchor is down. Time for some rest; but the wind is picking up and you’re having trouble falling asleep. Questions.... “Did I choose the right anchoring technique? Am I safe from other boats anchored nearby? What about changes in current, tide or wind? What if I begin to drag?” These and other questions are addressed in the Anchoring Class. This 2 hour hands-on, on-the-water class will introduce you to such techniques as picking up a mooring ball, setting an anchor properly, setting two anchors, anchoring bow and stern, Bahamian anchoring and Med mooring. We will discuss selecting the right anchor configuration for your situation, what to do about a fouled anchor, risk of rode in the prop and other issues.Our goal? A good, sound sleep the next time you spend the night at anchor. 2-hour On Water Learning REGISTER HERE

Docking under Power

This 2 hour course will enable you to control your vessel in close quarters maneuvering, instead of the other way around. It is one of the few classes that you will use every time you depart or arrive at a dock - and most students are pleasantly surprised to find themselves at an advanced - or even expert - level at the end of this fun session. 2-hour On Water Learning REGISTER HERE

A Taste of Sailing
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of those people sailing on San Francisco Bay; enjoying the sun, wind, and water? Have you asked yourself what skills you need to join them, or where they go, what they see, and what they are doing out there? After all of the excitement created by the recent America’s Cup, are you curious what it takes to race a sail boat on San Francisco Bay or why you’d even want to? Then this sailing experience is for you! Join us for a 4 hour sail on San Francisco Bay. REGISTER HERE

Catamaran Sailing On Water Learning
Offered in cooperation with Tradewinds Sailing School & Club
Are you getting ready for your next charter vacation? Are you curious as to why so many sailors and charter companies are choosing multihulls? Are you looking to expand your sailing knowledge to include cruising catamarans? Then this is the class for you. During this 3 hour, on-the-water class you will learn to maneuver a large cruising catamaran under both sail and power. You’ll learn about docking, anchoring, man over-board, and general systems of a large cruising catamaran. REGISTER HERE


 

Free Sailing Lesson - Sailing Simulator

Experience how a boat reacts to wind and waves and learn how to use the tiller with the help of an ASA certified instructor. Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the sailing simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail so you can get a feel for the water, without getting wet. It’s a unique training platform for sailors of all abilities - whether you’re just learning how to sail and or an experienced sailor who wants to practice under different sailing conditions. 

The simulator was featured at the America's Cup where more than 1000 people took a sailing lesson. Don't miss your chance to climb aboard for a test sail.

CLICK HERE to see the Sailing Simulator in action.