The benefit is the opportunity to immerse yourself on a real-world, multi-day passage to an offshore destination.
The BASIC CAPTAIN & CRUISING CAPTAIN PACKAGES are our two most exciting course offerings.After completing your 20 hours of BASIC CAPTAIN training we will embark on a 2-day / 1-night cruise whereinyou will learn how to plan, provision and navigate your way to Catalina Island. During the passage to the island we will simulate a person overboard emergency recovery situation. Upon arrival you will learn how to navigate AvalonHarbor, pickup a mooring and deploy your tender. After dinneryou’ll secure your vessel and spend the night onboard. The next day you’ll learn how to drop the mooring, exit the harbor and navigate up the islandto identifya suitable spot to anchor. You will learn how to deploy and set your anchor. While at anchor we will plot your nighttime navigation plan back to the mainland. In late afternoon you’llretrieve your anchor and depart for home while enjoying an offshoresunset. As darkness falls you will learn how to safely navigate at night using radar, plotter and coastal aids to navigation, identify vessel traffic and navigate re-entry into the harbor.The order of events may vary with wind and weather conditions but we guarantee that completion of this course will leave you and your family with a well-deserved sense of competence and confidence.