Due to the popularity of our Newport Boat Show “At-The-Helm” clinics, we have decided not to limit these amazing boating opportunities to just four days in September, but all summer long. Thanks to our new 22-foot center console, we have the chance to take out participants every Saturday morning this summer to practice docking, maneuvering, and navigation for just 90-minutes. The goal is to develop confidence on the water by introducing new boaters to the sport and give others the opportunity to hone their skills with one of our professional captain instructors.
The best part is we will even bring donuts!
- Start Powerboating Confidently – an introduction to the powerboat with the goal of departing the dock safely, use onboard systems and equipment, know the rules and regulations, and return to the dock.
- Docking and Maneuvering – this next “step” in powerboating focuses on proper techniques of boat handling and gives plenty of opportunities to practice with one of our captains coaching you the entire time
- Advanced Docking and Maneuvering – learn new ways to approach and make a landing in a variety of simulated situations
- Night Navigation and Electronics – learn the ins and outs of using the electronic equipment onboard to safely maneuvering in limited visibility (these take place in the evenings. Donuts may be substituted for other snacks!)
Daytime classes take place in Wickford at 9am. Check out our full course offerings at http://confidentcaptain.com/rec-boating/