Offshore Training and Yacht Services
Programs designed for the recreational boater - owners and operators of small and large vessels. All of our Offshore Training is hands-on and done at sea. No classroom work here - all practical applications.
- Instructors are Licensed Masters with Transport Canada Ship Safety.
- 30 years of commercial marine experience including Coast Guard and RCMP Marine Services.
- All programs are private and customized for the client.
- Programs can be geared for all family members including kids.
- Customized to the vessel from outboards to inboards, from small tenders to large vessels up to 72 feet and 60 gross tons.
- Sessions can be conducted using clients personal craft or we can provide the vessel
Mastering the Art of Docking
A workshop on how to bring it back to the dock. Covers departing and returning, dealing with strong winds, lines and tight maneuvers using single and twin props. For all vessels from small tenders to large pleasure crafts. Private and customized training.
Conning, Plotting and Electronics
All the stuff in between the docks and/or anchorages. From chart work to electronic navigation including radar and running in limited visibility. We will cover the different types of electronic navigation equipment, how to use it effectively and safely. An introduction to the collision regulations and navigational aids will round out the day ensuring you and your crew operate with confidence.
Setting the Hook Right the First Time
Master how to set that hook right - every single time! Begins with choosing and fitting the right anchor and ground tackle for your vessel. Develop the confidence on setting the ground tackle so that you are ready for any kind of weather. We will cover everything from the different types of anchor, setting up a ground tackle (anchor, chain and rode) that is appropriate for your vessel. How to un-snag anchors when they get stuck and how to estimate safe clearances in your vessels swing radius.
is your family or crew ready?
Prepare your family or friends for the unexpected. Be prepared to handle a crisis at sea is one of the most under valued aspects of operating a vessel. Safety equipment costs money and practicing drills and preparing plans for emergency are more often overlooked simply because mariners just don't ever figure problems will actually occur. Be prepared - we will show you how. Our Instructors have practical experience as first responders, Coast Guard rescue specialists and seasoned mariners. This programs covers fire drills, man-overboard scenarios, abandoning ship and safety equipment.