Suddenly in Command

$ 40 usd
Tue, Sep 24, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT – Tue, Oct 1, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT
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Tue, Sep 24, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT
Tue, Oct 1, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT – Thu, Oct 3, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT
Suddenly in Command

Suddenly in Command: The captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you purchase a new boat for the first time. You are Suddenly in Command. This boating safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to be prepared with the basics in case of an emergency. This class consists of two 2-hour sessions.

You will learn about your vessel, nomenclature, and operating principles such as starting the engine, basic boat handling, and your on board equipment. Included descriptions of what causes boating mishaps and how to minimize them. This course is a must for family members in case something happens to the boat operator.


  • Advance preparation and prevention
  • How to respond to an emergency
  • Importance of Checklists and what they should cover
  • Identifying your location
  • Float Plans
  • Boat Operation Basics
  • Man Overboard and recovery
  • Proper use of VHF
  • Safety Equipment



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