Sea Sense is available to bring a first rate boating seminar or hands-on program to your Yacht Club! We’ve presented a variety of these events to rave reviews, and the best part about them is that they’re tailored to exactly what your club wants to learn. Seminars can range from one hour presentations to multiple days and can cover anything and everything from boating safety to preparation for going offshore to hands-on boat handling. Give us a call and we’ll work with you to set something up for your organization!
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From ” Scuttlebutt,” the letter of the Corinthian Yacht Club, Stuart, FL
Written by Fleet Captain Chuck McLeran
“The normally quiet weather of November in South Florida was certainly no friend to the cruisers at SCYC. Our Weekend in Delray, planned for boaters and land cruisers alike was very much affected by Tropical Storm/Hurricane Sandy. As the storm passed off shore some 150 to 200 miles it still brought strong winds that made even navigating the Intracoastal a challenge we chose not to take up. The alternate was however, just about as much fun. Once again, the spirit of our members overcame the weather and had a great Delray Weekend.
Finally, the “Sea Sense for Women” safe boating course on November 16th started off with bright skies but strong winds out of the North or Northeast. Even the normally placid waters of Manatee Pocket gave Captains Patti Moore and Carol Cuddyer some difficulty when trying to show our stalwart female Captains-to be maneuvering techniques using a piling instead of a dock. The purpose was to emphasize the value of understanding relative motion and keeping the boat under control at all times by making correction to change the relative motion.
After each of the twelve trainees on the two boats worked in the wind and gave their best to remember each tip the instructors provided, it was realized that hunger and a need for energy took precedence. Tuition Free, provided by Bob and Judy Knapp and Lynndale, provided by Barbara Coyle, proceeded to the McLeran docks about 12:30 p.m. to take a much needed break for lunch. SCYC’s own, Carla O’Donnell, provided the bag lunches and some time was spent discussing the morning activities in anticipation of the afternoon schedule. This was not to be! By 2:00 p.m. heavy rain and wind engulfed the Treasure Coast and visibility on the Pocket was severely diminished. Not to worry; Sea Sense came equipped to carry on the training with drills inside. How to throw a line, how to receive a line, clove hitches, bowlines and a myriad of other details usually learned over a period of years came to the fore. Suddenly they found they had experts in their midst that could not only tie a bowline but teach others as well. Once again, our members simply made the most of a sometimes difficult situation and had a great time doing it.
The group headed to SCYC to enjoy “Friday with Ken” and the stories continued.
We have a waiting list of nine more ladies who we hope to schedule for a like event in January or February. If you’re interested let the Fleet Captain know.”
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“Need I say, we ALL had a ball! We talked about how stress free the day was and how much we had learned. What amazed me was, after 9 hours with you, I did not feel on “overload,” but my head felt like a huge sponge full of knowledge.”