TRAINING COURSES Cruiser Yacht
TRAINING COURSES Cruiser Yacht
Duration: 3 days / Difficulty: Easy
M.C.P.Y. Explorations 2019 Power Boat (Cruiser Yacht) Training Description
PRE-BOARD & ARRIVAL IN VOLOS
• “Welcome Aboard” the training vessel. Students will get familiarized with the boat’s basics and made comfortable.
• Welcome gathering to meet your instructors and other students. Handouts distributed.
DAY 1 - “TRAINING AND BOOK-LEARNING DAY” Introduction
• Engine room, seacocks, shaft logs, lazarette, oil fills, coolant fills, genset, cleats, chocks, davit, and dinghy. Docking the Boat & On the Deck
• Plan your work, the Skipper’s job, the Mate’s job, and communication.
• Momentum & inertia: setting up your approach, and why.
• Getting around the boat safely, mooring lines, fenders, throwing & coiling lines.
• Cleat hitches right and wrong, shore power cords.
• Docking practice, preparing lines & fenders, where mate will be.
• Using engines: how much control do we have? What do we do with the rudder(s)? Trip Planning & Anchoring
• Trip planning: depths, “passes”, rocks, tides, currents, and time/distance calculations.
• More docking, getting away from the dock in the wind using lines & fenders.
• Picking up mooring buoys, anchoring procedures, discussion of shore power and batteries.
• The “Blue Book”, checklists and important numbers on NWE vessels.
• To a bay for overnight anchor, then cocktails and dinner. • Evening assignment: Plan trip to a local marina.
DAY 2 - “A DAY AT SEA, WE’RE RUNNING THE BOAT!”
• How’s our trip planning? How’s our weather outlook? “Welcome aboard” talk.
• Checking the engine room: oil, coolant, bilges. Underway
• Crew handles all routine operation while instructor points out sights and buoys, daymarks, guide book resources, tide rips, logs, keeps group relaxed and having fun, splits time at wheel and “navigating” into the “teams” of two (if number permits), using/learning Rules of the Road, radio communications, GPS, navigation gear use & discussion. Upon arrival at marina
• Crew deals with radio, slip assignment, tie up, power connection, etc., securing boat, harbor office check in.
• Free time to explore & dine
• Relaxed discussion about the day over refreshments before dinner.
• Overnight assignment: Prepare return route to Bellingham via different route.
DAY 3 - “WE WRAP UP THE TRIP SHOWING OUR STUFF!”
• After breakfast, we will review what we’ve learned.
• The “experienced” crew will work out any procedures as we prepare the boat for departure.
• We will be watching our crew leave the dock and get underway, navigate our course plan, deal with any hazards, practice crew overboard, anchoring, navigating, and have fun!
• We’ll secure the vessel in her slip, have a refreshment, discuss what we’ve learned, and receive certificates of accomplishment.
Choose a 2019 Date
Your trip begins Friday night at 5pm with a happy hour meet-and-greet with your instructor and fellow students. You will sleep onboard your training vessel Friday night. Training kicks-off Saturday morning at 8am and concludes Monday afternoon at 2pm.
Choose from the following training weekends:
May 10 – May 13, 2019 FULL Arrive May 10 @ 5pm; Training starts @ 8am Saturday, May 11 and ends on Monday, May 13 @ 2:00pm
May 17 – May 20, 2019 FULL Arrive May 17 @ 5pm; Training starts @ 8am Saturday, May 18 and ends on Monday, May 20 @ 2:00pm
May 24 – May 27, 2019 FULL Arrive May 24 @ 5pm; Training starts @ 8am Saturday, May 25 and ends on Monday, May 27 @ 2:00pm
September 13 – September 16, 2019 FULL Arrive September 13 @ 5pm; Training starts @ 8am Saturday, September 14 and ends on Monday, September 16 @ 2:00pm
September 20 – September 23, 2019 FULL Arrive September 20 @ 5pm; Training starts @ 8am Saturday, September 21 and ends on Monday, September 23 @ 2:00pm
September 27 – September 30, 2019 FULL Arrive September 27 @ 5pm; Training starts @ 8am Saturday, September 28 and ends on Monday, September 30 @ 2:00pm
Each class has very limited room, so book your course today! To register, submit this fill out the form to the right.