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OUPV to Master Upgrade ONLINE
CGUP_OL
This online course is designed for mariners who already possess an OUPV license, or who have taken the OUPV class and would like to upgrade to a Master Mariner license. Upon successful completion of this course and passing the final exam (given in person at the school), you will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC). The certificate is valid for one year at any REC. To obtain a license, you must submit your completed application, sea service, and all appropriate paperwork to your local REC in addition to the certificate.
The coursework is self-guided and entirely online. Once you have scored well on the included practice test, contact the school to schedule your in-person exam date.
After submitting your payment you will receive the link to the online course within 2 business days.
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Dates Dates: You will have 45 days from the date of receipt the online access link to complete this course
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Assistance Towing Endorsement ONLINE
CGTO_OL
The Assistance Towing Endorsement is required for Master Mariners looking to operate commercial assistance tow boats. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC). The certificate is valid for one year at any REC.
The coursework is self-guided and entirely online. Once you have scored well on the included practice test, contact the school to schedule your in-person exam date.
After submitting your payment you will receive the link to the online course within 2 business days.
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Dates Dates: You will have 45 days from the date of receipt the online access link to complete this course
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Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement ONLINE
CGSA_OL
The Auxiliary Sail endorsement is required for Master Mariners looking to operate inspected sailing vessels carrying passengers for hire. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC). The certificate is valid for one year at any REC. However, in order to obtain an auxiliary sail endorsement you must submit your completed application including sea service on sailboats to your local REC.
The coursework is self-guided and entirely online. Once you have scored well on the included practice test, contact the school to schedule your in-person exam date.
After submitting your payment you will receive the link to the online course within 2 business days.
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Dates Dates: You will have 45 days from the date of receipt the online access link to complete this course
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Marine Diesel Basics
D107_18-19
This 2-day class is designed to benefit both recreational boaters and professional mariners who operate vessels equipped with diesel engines. The course covers all types of diesel engines and is not brand specific. While no previous experience is necessary, we have had experienced gasoline engine and automotive mechanics take this class to learn the unique characteristics of marine diesel engines. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand, troubleshoot, and perform basic preventative maintenance and repairs to their diesel engine. Throughout this course, students receive both lecture and hands-on instruction utilizing both a working diesel engine and a cutaway diesel that offers visual access to its inner workings. The cutaway engine enables students to easily make the transition from a theoretical to practical understanding of a diesel engine, while the working engine allows each student to perform hands-on procedures in the classroom.

Although this course is not designed to turn boat owners into expert mechanics, graduates gain a working knowledge of marine diesels, and the confidence to know when an experienced mechanic is needed. They are also better equipped to communicate with industry professionals.

Topics:
  • Principles of Operation
  • Anatomy of a Diesel Engine
  • Maintaining a Marine Diesel Engine
  • Basic Troubleshooting
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Starts Starts: 7/18/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Basic Boat Operator
BB0720_18
New for 2020, we have changed the presentation of this class. The class now consists of one full day on the water (as opposed to 2-half days as before) and the classroom part has been moved online. After registering, closer to class time you will receive a link to sign on and complete the classroom portion at home.

This class is designed for new as well as longtime boaters wishing to improve their knowledge of boat operation and safety. Through on board work, the student will learn about docking, line-handling, and safety. 

Topics Include:

  • On Water Safety
  • Radio Communications
  • Knots & Line Handling
  • Docking Safely
  • Operating at Speed
  • Weather

    Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the class, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course, including the online coursework, students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 7/19/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Captain's License OUPV
CGOU07_20-26
The OUPV License (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) is commonly referred to as a "6-Pack" License. That's because with this license you are limited to carrying no more than six passengers for hire on uninspected vessels of not more than 100 gross tons and 65 feet in length.

This class is one weekend and one week of classroom time (7 days in a row) 8am-5pm.

Upon successful completion of our 56-Hour USCG approved course, including passing the final exam given during classroom time, you will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC). The certificate is valid for one year at any REC. However, in order to obtain a license you must submit your completed application, sea service, and all appropriate paperwork to your local REC.

Topic Modules:

Rules of the Road
Deck General
Deck Safety
Navigation General
Chart Plotting

ROLLING PLOTTER and DIVIDERS are required for the class. Students can purchase tools by clicking box on checkout or bring their own plotting tools.
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Starts Starts: 7/20/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Early Morning
JR0720_20AM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 7/20/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Mid Morning
JR07-20MM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training with additional classroom reinforcement. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 7/20/2020 11:15 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Women at the Wheel
WW0720_25
New for 2020, we have changed the presentation of this class. The class now consists of one full day on the water (as opposed to 2-half days as before) and the classroom part has been moved online. After registering, closer to class time you will receive a link to sign on and complete the classroom portion at home.

Women at the Wheel offers women the skills and confidence to safely and effectively skipper their own powerboat.

Topics Include:

  • On Water Safety
  • Radio Communications
  • Knots & Line Handling
  • Docking Safely
  • Operating at Speed
  • Weather

    Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training with additional classroom reinforcement. By the end of the class, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 7/26/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Early Morning
JR0720_27AM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 7/27/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Mid Morning
JR07-27MM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training with additional classroom reinforcement. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 7/27/2020 11:15 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captains Level 2
J2-0720_27PM
Jr. Captains Level 2 is for students aged 12-16 who have completed the Jr. Captains Level 1 course. The class is 5 days (half-days) taught almost entirely on the water. Students will increase their confidence aboard, navigate using GPS and electronic navigation, plan routes, and engage in close quarters docking and re-fueling procedures.

Students will upgrade their Jr. Captains Certification Card from class A (less than 16’) to Class 1 (16’-26’) vessels, and upgrade area of operation to Bays and Sounds.
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Starts Starts: 7/27/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 5
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Location Location:
Class full
Basic Boat Operator
BB0820_01
New for 2020, we have changed the presentation of this class. The class now consists of one full day on the water (as opposed to 2-half days as before) and the classroom part has been moved online. After registering, closer to class time you will receive a link to sign on and complete the classroom portion at home.

This class is designed for new as well as longtime boaters wishing to improve their knowledge of boat operation and safety. Through on board work, the student will learn about docking, line-handling, and safety. 

Topics Include:

  • On Water Safety
  • Radio Communications
  • Knots & Line Handling
  • Docking Safely
  • Operating at Speed
  • Weather

    Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the class, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course, including the online coursework, students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/2/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Early Morning
JR0820_03AM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/3/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Mid Morning
JR08_3-7MM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training with additional classroom reinforcement. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/3/2020 11:15 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Women at the Wheel
WW0820_08
New for 2020, we have changed the presentation of this class. The class now consists of one full day on the water (as opposed to 2-half days as before) and the classroom part has been moved online. After registering, closer to class time you will receive a link to sign on and complete the classroom portion at home.

Women at the Wheel offers women the skills and confidence to safely and effectively skipper their own powerboat.

Topics Include:

  • On Water Safety
  • Radio Communications
  • Knots & Line Handling
  • Docking Safely
  • Operating at Speed
  • Weather

    Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the class, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/9/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Early Morning
JR0820_10EM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/10/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Mid Morning
JR0820_10-14MM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training with additional classroom reinforcement. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/10/2020 11:15 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captains Level 2
J2-0820_10PM
Jr. Captains Level 2 is for students aged 12-16 who have completed the Jr. Captains Level 1 course. The class is 5 days (half-days) taught almost entirely on the water. Students will increase their confidence aboard, navigate using GPS and electronic navigation, plan routes, and engage in close quarters docking and re-fueling procedures.

Students will upgrade their Jr. Captains Certification Card from class A (less than 16’) to Class 1 (16’-26’) vessels, and upgrade area of operation to Bays and Sounds.
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Starts Starts: 8/10/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Women at the Wheel
WW0820_16
New for 2020, we have changed the presentation of this class. The class now consists of one full day on the water (as opposed to 2-half days as before) and the classroom part has been moved online. After registering, closer to class time you will receive a link to sign on and complete the classroom portion at home.

Women at the Wheel offers women the skills and confidence to safely and effectively skipper their own powerboat.

Topics Include:

  • On Water Safety
  • Radio Communications
  • Knots & Line Handling
  • Docking Safely
  • Operating at Speed
  • Weather

    Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the class, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/16/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Early Morning
JR0820_17AM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/17/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Mid Morning
JR08_17-21MM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training with additional classroom reinforcement. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/17/2020 11:15 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Basic Boat Operator
BB0820_22
New for 2020, we have changed the presentation of this class. The class now consists of one full day on the water (as opposed to 2-half days as before) and the classroom part has been moved online. After registering, closer to class time you will receive a link to sign on and complete the classroom portion at home.

This class is designed for new as well as longtime boaters wishing to improve their knowledge of boat operation and safety. Through on board work, the student will learn about docking, line-handling, and safety. 

Topics Include:

  • On Water Safety
  • Radio Communications
  • Knots & Line Handling
  • Docking Safely
  • Operating at Speed
  • Weather

    Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training. By the end of the class, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course, including the online coursework, students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/23/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
Jr. Captain's Course - Early Morning
JR0820_24AM
The Jr. Captain's Program is a 5 day (half-days) on-the-water program for kids from grades 6-9. The program covers basic boating and safety skills such as:

  • Safety 
  • Boat handling 
  • Man Over Board 
  • Docking 
  • Fueling 
  • Navigation 
  • Water Sports basics 
  • Tubing safety 
  • Line handling 
  • Knots 
  • Weather Awareness 
  • Boating Apps 

Students will learn and practice these skills through on the water training with additional classroom reinforcement. By the end of the week, students will gain confidence operating small, single outboard powerboats. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive their Maryland Safe Boating certificate, which meets all mandatory boating education requirements in 49 U.S. States.
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Starts Starts: 8/24/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Jr. Captains Level 2
J2-0820_24PM
Jr. Captains Level 2 is for students aged 12-16 who have completed the Jr. Captains Level 1 course. The class is 5 days (half-days) taught almost entirely on the water. Students will increase their confidence aboard, navigate using GPS and electronic navigation, plan routes, and engage in close quarters docking and re-fueling procedures.

Students will upgrade their Jr. Captains Certification Card from class A (less than 16’) to Class 1 (16’-26’) vessels, and upgrade area of operation to Bays and Sounds.
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Starts Starts: 8/24/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Class full
License Renewal
CGLR0920_08
This course is intended for mariners, holding an OUPV or Master Mariner License up to 100 gross tons, who are renewing their license and do not have 360 days sea service since the last issuance of their license. Upon successful completion of this 8-hour USCG approved course, students will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC). The certificate is valid for one year at any REC. More
Starts Starts: 9/8/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Marine Diesel Basics
D109_12-13
This 2-day class is designed to benefit both recreational boaters and professional mariners who operate vessels equipped with diesel engines. The course covers all types of diesel engines and is not brand specific. While no previous experience is necessary, we have had experienced gasoline engine and automotive mechanics take this class to learn the unique characteristics of marine diesel engines. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand, troubleshoot, and perform basic preventative maintenance and repairs to their diesel engine. Throughout this course, students receive both lecture and hands-on instruction utilizing both a working diesel engine and a cutaway diesel that offers visual access to its inner workings. The cutaway engine enables students to easily make the transition from a theoretical to practical understanding of a diesel engine, while the working engine allows each student to perform hands-on procedures in the classroom.

Although this course is not designed to turn boat owners into expert mechanics, graduates gain a working knowledge of marine diesels, and the confidence to know when an experienced mechanic is needed. They are also better equipped to communicate with industry professionals.

Topics:
  • Principles of Operation
  • Anatomy of a Diesel Engine
  • Maintaining a Marine Diesel Engine
  • Basic Troubleshooting
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Starts Starts: 9/12/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Captain's License OUPV
CGOU0920_14-20
The OUPV License (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) is commonly referred to as a "6-Pack" License. That's because with this license you are limited to carrying no more than six passengers for hire on uninspected vessels of not more than 100 gross tons and 65 feet in length.

This class is one weekend and one week of classroom time (7 days in a row) 8am-5pm.

Upon successful completion of our 56-Hour USCG approved course, including passing the final exam given during classroom time, you will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC). The certificate is valid for one year at any REC. However, in order to obtain a license you must submit your completed application, sea service, and all appropriate paperwork to your local REC.

Topic Modules:

Rules of the Road
Deck General
Deck Safety
Navigation General
Chart Plotting

ROLLING PLOTTER and DIVIDERS are required for the class. Students can purchase tools by clicking box on checkout or bring their own plotting tools.
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Starts Starts: 9/14/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Marine Diesel Engines: Level II
D209_14-15
This 2-day course is designed for graduates of the Marine Diesel Basics class looking for further instruction in troubleshooting marine diesel engine failures and marine diesel maintenance and repair. Participants receive both demonstration and hands-on training on working diesel engines. Students work in small teams of 2-3 per engine to solve typical problems that arise on boats. They will perform many of the following maintenance and repair procedures below.

Troubleshooting Topics:
  • Failure to crank
  • Failure to fire
  • Overheating
  • Smoking (white, blue, black)
  • Misfiring
  • Knocking
  • Runaway
  • Hunting
  • Hydrostatic Lock
  • Transmission Problems
Maintenance & Repair Topics:
  • Service Cooling System
  • Perform Compression Test
  • Adjust Valve Clearance
  • Service/Rebuild Injector
  • Adjust Engine Idle & No Load Wide Open Throttle
  • Check Injection Timing
  • Engine Alignment
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Starts Starts: 9/14/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Basic Navigation and Piloting
NB0920_26-27
This two-day class is for everyone from novice to experienced boaters looking for formal training in piloting and navigation. Students receive lecture and hands-on training utilizing charts, plotting tools, government publications and workbook exercises. Upon completion of the class, students are able to plot a course, create a route log, plot their position by various types of fixes, calculate time, speed & distance, and perform set and drift vectors. Participants learn the same techniques used in the plotting module of the USCG deck officer license exam.

Topics:

  • Chart orientation 
  • Use of government publications such as: Tide Tables, Tidal Current Tables, Light List, Coast Pilot, Notice to Mariners, Navigation Rules, Chart No. 1 
  • Plotting positions 
  • Creating routes 
  • Plotting three-bearing fixes, running fixes and electronic fixes 
  • Understanding aids to navigation 
  • Rules of the Road 
  • Trip planning (use of cruising guides, planning fuel stops, etc.) 
  • Dead Reckoning 
  • Time, speed and distance 
  • Set and drift vectors
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Starts Starts: 9/26/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Marine Weather Basics
WX109_26-27
Designed for every boater, this two-day introductory course gives you a firm foundation in local and regional weather. Knowing the terminology, tools, resources and the foundations for Marine Weather can help you keep all of your boating excursions safe and enjoyable. This 12-hour course combines lecture and hands-on activities designed to familiarize boaters with the basic principles of marine weather and how to use information at hand to make safe boating decisions in local waters. Students will work with case studies and exercises throughout the class. Topics: Weather Terminology Cloud Identification Warning/Watch Systems Beaufort Scale How Tides & Currents affect Sea State Anatomy of a Marine Weather Forecast Local & Regional Weather Electronic Resources & Apps Traditional Weather Tools Fog More
Starts Starts: 9/26/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Marine Weather II: Weather for Passagemaking
WX209_28-29
This 2-day class builds on the foundation of Weather Basics class. Students will perform several practical exercises to reinforce their understanding of surface weather charts. The class also introduces students to the 3-D aspects of weather such as 500 Mb upper air flow charts, ridges, and troughs. Understanding the upper air movement and its influence on the corresponding surface systems is a critical first step in making weather routing decisions. This class is essential for anyone venturing offshore and recommended for those looking to further understand marine weather.

Topics:
  • Onboard Weather Watch 
  • Forecast Analysis and Modeling 
  • Wind and Sea State 
  • Ocean Current Gyres 
  • 500 Mb upper air flow charts 
  • Local and Global weather systems 
  • Major Storms and Storm Intensity 
  • Tactical Decisions before and after departure 
  • Routing and Passage Planning 
  • Vessel structure, stability, and seaworthiness 
  • Prerequisite: Marine Weather Basics 
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Starts Starts: 9/28/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Navigation II: iNavigation
N20920_28-29
Modern integrated navigation calls for the mariner to blend traditional navigation skills with the use and knowledge of sophisticated networked electronic aids. This two-day (12-hour) class is focused on marrying paper chart navigation with electronic navigation systems, tablets and smart phones. Students will receive lecture, demonstration and hands-on training that utilizes the Annapolis School of Seamanship bridge simulator. The simulator allows students to engage in a virtual voyage in all weather conditions and can interface with tablet based navigation systems such as iNavx.
Students for this class must have previously taken Basic Navigation or have a solid foundation in traditional paper chart navigation and plotting.
Topics:
  • Electronic Navigation Basics 
  • GPS Chartplotter, Radar, and AIS 
  • Relative Motion, Collision Avoidance, ARPA, VRM, and EBL on a radar display 
  • Tablet and phone based navigation using iNavx and other mobile apps 
  • Fully integrated navigation experience using our full-size ship simulator
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Starts Starts: 9/28/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Captain's License OUPV
CGOU1020_26-1
The OUPV License (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) is commonly referred to as a "6-Pack" License. That's because with this license you are limited to carrying no more than six passengers for hire on uninspected vessels of not more than 100 gross tons and 65 feet in length.

This class is one weekend and one week of classroom time (7 days in a row) 8am-5pm.

Upon successful completion of our 56-Hour USCG approved course, including passing the final exam given during classroom time, you will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC). The certificate is valid for one year at any REC. However, in order to obtain a license you must submit your completed application, sea service, and all appropriate paperwork to your local REC.

Topic Modules:

Rules of the Road
Deck General
Deck Safety
Navigation General
Chart Plotting

ROLLING PLOTTER and DIVIDERS are required for the class. Students can purchase tools by clicking box on checkout or bring their own plotting tools.
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 7
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Marine Diesel Basics
D11020_17-18
This 2-day class is designed to benefit both recreational boaters and professional mariners who operate vessels equipped with diesel engines. The course covers all types of diesel engines and is not brand specific. While no previous experience is necessary, we have had experienced gasoline engine and automotive mechanics take this class to learn the unique characteristics of marine diesel engines. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand, troubleshoot, and perform basic preventative maintenance and repairs to their diesel engine. Throughout this course, students receive both lecture and hands-on instruction utilizing both a working diesel engine and a cutaway diesel that offers visual access to its inner workings. The cutaway engine enables students to easily make the transition from a theoretical to practical understanding of a diesel engine, while the working engine allows each student to perform hands-on procedures in the classroom.

Although this course is not designed to turn boat owners into expert mechanics, graduates gain a working knowledge of marine diesels, and the confidence to know when an experienced mechanic is needed. They are also better equipped to communicate with industry professionals.

Topics:
  • Principles of Operation
  • Anatomy of a Diesel Engine
  • Maintaining a Marine Diesel Engine
  • Basic Troubleshooting
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Starts Starts: 10/17/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Marine Diesel Engines: Level II
D21020_19-20
This 2-day course is designed for graduates of the Marine Diesel Basics class looking for further instruction in troubleshooting marine diesel engine failures and marine diesel maintenance and repair. Participants receive both demonstration and hands-on training on working diesel engines. Students work in small teams of 2-3 per engine to solve typical problems that arise on boats. They will perform many of the following maintenance and repair procedures below.

Troubleshooting Topics:
  • Failure to crank
  • Failure to fire
  • Overheating
  • Smoking (white, blue, black)
  • Misfiring
  • Knocking
  • Runaway
  • Hunting
  • Hydrostatic Lock
  • Transmission Problems
Maintenance & Repair Topics:
  • Service Cooling System
  • Perform Compression Test
  • Adjust Valve Clearance
  • Service/Rebuild Injector
  • Adjust Engine Idle & No Load Wide Open Throttle
  • Check Injection Timing
  • Engine Alignment
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Starts Starts: 10/19/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Basic Navigation and Piloting
NB1120_7-8
This two-day class is for everyone from novice to experienced boaters looking for formal training in piloting and navigation. Students receive lecture and hands-on training utilizing charts, plotting tools, government publications and workbook exercises. Upon completion of the class, students are able to plot a course, create a route log, plot their position by various types of fixes, calculate time, speed & distance, and perform set and drift vectors. Participants learn the same techniques used in the plotting module of the USCG deck officer license exam.

Topics:

  • Chart orientation 
  • Use of government publications such as: Tide Tables, Tidal Current Tables, Light List, Coast Pilot, Notice to Mariners, Navigation Rules, Chart No. 1 
  • Plotting positions 
  • Creating routes 
  • Plotting three-bearing fixes, running fixes and electronic fixes 
  • Understanding aids to navigation 
  • Rules of the Road 
  • Trip planning (use of cruising guides, planning fuel stops, etc.) 
  • Dead Reckoning 
  • Time, speed and distance 
  • Set and drift vectors
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Starts Starts: 11/7/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Marine Diesel Basics
D11120_7-8
This 2-day class is designed to benefit both recreational boaters and professional mariners who operate vessels equipped with diesel engines. The course covers all types of diesel engines and is not brand specific. While no previous experience is necessary, we have had experienced gasoline engine and automotive mechanics take this class to learn the unique characteristics of marine diesel engines. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand, troubleshoot, and perform basic preventative maintenance and repairs to their diesel engine. Throughout this course, students receive both lecture and hands-on instruction utilizing both a working diesel engine and a cutaway diesel that offers visual access to its inner workings. The cutaway engine enables students to easily make the transition from a theoretical to practical understanding of a diesel engine, while the working engine allows each student to perform hands-on procedures in the classroom.

Although this course is not designed to turn boat owners into expert mechanics, graduates gain a working knowledge of marine diesels, and the confidence to know when an experienced mechanic is needed. They are also better equipped to communicate with industry professionals.

Topics:
  • Principles of Operation
  • Anatomy of a Diesel Engine
  • Maintaining a Marine Diesel Engine
  • Basic Troubleshooting
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Starts Starts: 11/7/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Captain's License Master up to 100 Ton
CG1T1120_9-20
Upon successful completion of our 80-hour USCG approved course, including passing the test given in our classroom, students will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the Master License Exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC) for licenses up to 100 Gross Tons. The certificate is valid for one year at any REC. However, in order to obtain a license you must submit your completed application, sea service, and all appropriate paperwork to your local REC.


Topic Modules:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Deck General
  • Deck Safety
  • Navigation General
  • Chart Plotting

Plotting tools included with registration and will be given to students in class.
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Starts Starts: 11/9/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 10
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Marine Diesel Engines: Level II
D21120_9-10
This 2-day course is designed for graduates of the Marine Diesel Basics class looking for further instruction in troubleshooting marine diesel engine failures and marine diesel maintenance and repair. Participants receive both demonstration and hands-on training on working diesel engines. Students work in small teams of 2-3 per engine to solve typical problems that arise on boats. They will perform many of the following maintenance and repair procedures below.

Troubleshooting Topics:
  • Failure to crank
  • Failure to fire
  • Overheating
  • Smoking (white, blue, black)
  • Misfiring
  • Knocking
  • Runaway
  • Hunting
  • Hydrostatic Lock
  • Transmission Problems
Maintenance & Repair Topics:
  • Service Cooling System
  • Perform Compression Test
  • Adjust Valve Clearance
  • Service/Rebuild Injector
  • Adjust Engine Idle & No Load Wide Open Throttle
  • Check Injection Timing
  • Engine Alignment
More
Starts Starts: 11/9/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Navigation II: iNavigation
N21120_9-10
Modern integrated navigation calls for the mariner to blend traditional navigation skills with the use and knowledge of sophisticated networked electronic aids. This two-day (12-hour) class is focused on marrying paper chart navigation with electronic navigation systems, tablets and smart phones. Students will receive lecture, demonstration and hands-on training that utilizes the Annapolis School of Seamanship bridge simulator. The simulator allows students to engage in a virtual voyage in all weather conditions and can interface with tablet based navigation systems such as iNavx.
Students for this class must have previously taken Basic Navigation or have a solid foundation in traditional paper chart navigation and plotting.
Topics:
  • Electronic Navigation Basics 
  • GPS Chartplotter, Radar, and AIS 
  • Relative Motion, Collision Avoidance, ARPA, VRM, and EBL on a radar display 
  • Tablet and phone based navigation using iNavx and other mobile apps 
  • Fully integrated navigation experience using our full-size ship simulator
More
Starts Starts: 11/9/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
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