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2018 Newport International Boat Show


Join Confident Captain at the Newport International Boat Show for Hands On powerboating and sailing courses. At-The-Helm courses are taught by professional captains with significant experience. Boat Show admission included in price of a lesson.
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At-The-Helm Hands-On Boating Courses with Confident Captain

Become a Power-boater

Come aboard one of our powerboats with a professional captain and boating ambassador who will help you enjoy boating while developing confidence at the helm. Get on the right track to becoming a knowledgeable and skilled power-boater with this 90-minute, on the water, hands-on course.

Learn to:

  • depart the dock safely
  • use onboard systems and equipment.
  • safely navigate and “buoy hop”
  • understand “Rules of the Road.”
  • handle emergencies underway.
  • obey local, state and federal regulations while boating
  • use the VHF Radio….
  • and more!

Already confident at the helm? This 90-minute experience is valuable for your spouse, your children, and anyone else who might enjoy giving you a break at the helm!

Price: $99 - includes admission to the Boat Show

Course Duration: 90min

Days: Thursday - Sunday:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • 2:00 – 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Location: Newport Boat Show

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Powerboat Docking and Maneuvering

Come aboard one of our powerboats with a professional captain and boating instructor who will help you enjoy boating while developing confidence at the helm. Learn the fundamentals of docking and maneuvering to make every voyage fun, stress-free and safe!

Learn to:

  • stop, turn, and keep control of your boat even in windy conditions.
  • dock alongside a face pier
  • dock in a finger slip
  • depart the dock safely
  • avoid the marina neighbor that pulls out in front of you!

Already confident at the helm? This 90-minute experience is valuable for your spouse, your children, and anyone else who might enjoy giving you a break at the helm!

Price: $99- includes admission to the Boat Show

Course Duration: 90min

Days: Thursday - Sunday:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • 2:00 – 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Location: Newport Boat Show

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Advanced Outboard Handling

Come aboard one of our powerboats with a professional captain and boating instructor who will help you enjoy boating while developing confidence at the helm. Learn advanced fundamentals of outboard cruising and docking to make every voyage fun, stress-free and safe!

Learn to:

  • motor with forces such as prop walk, prop wash, wind and currents.
  • master tough maneuvering situations like upwind, downwind, and crosswind scenarios.
  • operate with confidence in close quarters and in most weather situations
  • maneuver and cruise at high speed
  • control trim and speed to handle waves, swells and wakes

Price: $99 - includes admission to the Boat Show

Course Duration: 90min

Days: Thursday - Sunday:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • 12:30 – 2:00 PM
  • 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Location: Newport Boat Show

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Just Go Sailing!

Join Confident Captain at the Newport International Boat Show for Hands On sailing courses. At The Helm sailing courses are taught by professional sailboat captains with significant sailing experience in both inshore racing and offshore cruising/racing.

After completing this course, you’ll understand how a sailboat works, the common commands used to steer and some basic sailing terminology. You’ll not only get the most out of your time on the water, but also be able to actively participate in the magic of sailing! All participants will helm and crew the boats!

 

Learn:

  • Basic sailing terminology, parts and functions
  • Helm commands
  • Basic sail trim
  • Buoyage, seamanship and safety.
  • Wind awareness, basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards

Price: $99 - includes admission the Boat Show

Course Duration: 90min

Days: Thursday - Sunday:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Location: Newport Boat Show

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Advanced Sailboat Handling and Trim (Includes Spinnaker)

Join Confident Captain at the Newport Boat Show for Hands-On sailing courses. At The Helm sailing courses are taught by professional sailboat captains with significant sailing experience in both inshore racing and offshore cruising/racing.

Learn

  • sailing speed and efficiency
  • balance in the sail plan
  • use the sails to help maneuver the boat
  • spinnaker sets, gybes, douse
  • to match your sail trim to the conditions

Price: $199 - includes admission to the Boat Show

Course Duration: 120 min

Days: Thursday - Sunday:

  • 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Location: Newport Boat Show

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