Boat Handling and Docking: Hands-on Exercises to Improve Your Helmsman Skills

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9781506127514: Boat Handling and Docking: Hands-on Exercises to Improve Your Helmsman Skills

Every boater has had some trouble docking. This book distills many years of boat-handling experience into key exercises that will improve your boat-handling and docking.

Some of the things you will learn are how to:

  • Maneuver your boat in the confines of a marina
  • Handle your boat in varying wind conditions
  • React to boat-handling emergencies
  • Control your boat in reverse
  • Get into and out of your slip with confidence
  • Back into a slip
  • Make your boat do what you want it to do

    Docking a boat will no doubt always be a challenge. It is one of those things in life that requires constant practice. However, if the only practice you get is leaving and returning to your slip, when you go out for a day of boating, you will not gain the confidence needed to truly enjoy your boat.

    To develop boat handling skills you know you need practice but,

  • What should you practice?
  • How should you practice?
  • When should you practice?
  • What background knowledge do you need?
  • How do you maximize benefits from your practice?

    It's hard to get started if you don't know where to start. This book will give you a starting point and a guide to follow in your practice.

    Using this book will add to your boat-handling skills. It will increase your confidence in the operation of your boat. Most important it will increase the enjoyment you gain from boating.

    Use this book as a guide and take pride in your new skill and confidence handling your boat.

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    About the Author:

    Jim Stewart has been sailing for over 30 years. He and his wife, Jane, retired early to move aboard their boat and start their cruising life. Grandchildren who live in the Midwest have kept them on the Great Lakes. They have been cruising the Great Lakes since 1998 on their 38 ft sail boat. The wilderness of the Ontario shore, Lake Superior, and the scenic beauty of the North Channel, Lake Huron, top their list of favorite cruising grounds. Cruising the Lakes, plus their charter adventures, keeps them on the water most of the year.

    Jim got his Coast Guard License in 2003 and started teaching sailing in 2004. SailTime Chicago was started in 2005 and Jim joined the Chicago SailTime base in its first year of operation as their Manager of Training Operations. SailTime Milwaukee was formed in 2009 and Jim started coordinating the ASA training program for SailTime Milwaukee (which was recognized in 2009 & 2012 as an ASA Outstanding School of the Year). ASA has awarded Jim their Outstanding Instructor Award for 2009, 2013 and again in 2014.

    Jim’s American Sailing Association Instructor qualification levels include:

  • Basic Keel Boat (101)
  • Basic Coastal Cruising (103)
  • Bareboat Charter (104)
  • Coastal Navigation (105)
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising (106)
  • Cruising Catamaran (114)
  • Docking Endorsement (118)
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