Free Women’s Docking Class
Courtesy of Hampton Yacht Group
Docking can be nerve wracking – especially in tight spaces, unfamiliar marinas or when the wind or current kicks up. The ability to confidently and competently maneuver a boat in close quarters is the hallmark of a competent skipper and requires a set of skills that usually take years to perfect. Docking is a challenge but you can learn to do it!
*Preregistration required with purchase of e-ticket. For more info call 206-748-0012
Only 10 spots available per day – WOMEN ONLY PLEASE. Meet at the Boats Afloat Show Office (Suite A-190, to the left of the show's main entrance tent) 10 minutes prior to the class's start to obtain your wristband for show grounds. For more information please call (206) 748-0012.
Friday, Sept. 16: 10:00 am – 10:45 am.
Saturday, Sept. 17: 9:00 am – 9:45 am.
- Docking Examples – basic docking, docking in tight quarters, docking in wind, undocking
- Steering – turning and swinging, contrary motion and propulsion, pivoting and walking
- Hull Effects – wind, current, momentum
- Human Factors – Take your time, don't panic, communicate, skippers' perspective