Seamanship

Class Starts: TBA

Class Ends: TBA

Class Time: TBA

Cost of Materials: $80.00

Location: Izaak Walton Building, 1043 Dexter Drive, Riverside, CA 92501
Located in Fairmont Park across from the Golf Course Clubhouse

To Register: For information contact us John Walker at 909-792-2654

SEAMANSHIP covers basic deck seamanship, marlinspike (knots and ropes), anchoring and rafting, basic boat care and maintenance, and nautical and USPS customs and etiquette. The Seamanship course is a natural first/next step in building a foundation for confidence and competence for safe and enjoyable boating on the water. It extends the knowledge and skills of the boater in handling and maneuvering a vessel, either sail or power. The course provides a better understanding of how boats behave under various conditions including close quarters and open water operations. Knowledge and skills are increased in the areas of anchoring, emergencies, rules of the road, and marlinspike/basic knots. Appendices include information to safe operation in waters of our neighbors to the north and south, Canada and Mexico. The course content and our coastal navigation courses should help in preparation for completion of the US Coast Guard licensing examination. Course completion is documented by a closed book exam graded by USPS Headquarters.