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1407 Canal Drive #23
(512) 659-2369

Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron’s Seamanship (S) course will begin Wednesday, 1 June 2016. Class will meet for 8 weeks from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the CFCC (Union Station Bldg) classroom U-529. Free off-street parking in campus lot. Cost is $65 (member) or $81 (non-member). Spouses/partners can share the textbooks for additional $10 or $12.50.

Seamanship is a confidence booster and an excellent training course to advance your boating skills. Every member who actively boats should receive their "S" grade and be familiar with the safety and seamanship principles covered in this course. The Student Manual includes the text and the One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road that you'll want to keep either on your boat or in your reference library.

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course, taking the knowledge and skills learned there and expanding and extending them. Or, make Seamanship the first step into building boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures. We'll present material applicable to both power and sail, covering such topics as:
The construction and functioning of a boat, crew/passenger responsibilities, 3. preparing the boat for safe and enjoyable activity, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions, close quarters and on the open water handling, rules of the road, anchoring, emergencies and basic knots.

For additional information contact: Ed LoBalbo at