As a First Mate aboard your boat, just how familiar are you with its operation? What if the Skipper should become disabled? Would you know what to do? Would you know how to call for help? Would you be able to tell rescuers where you are? Would you be able to navigate to a safe port?
The First Mate Safe Return course is designed to teach fundamental skills that will enable a First Mate to do the right thing if the Skipper should become disabled for whatever reason. The course will be taught by Coast Guard Licensed Captains and will include a half-day classroom lecture and on-the-water coaching and demonstration on your own boat
2015 Date: TBD
The on-the-water coaching and demonstration may be arranged at the mutual convenience of the First Mate and a Captain Instructor from Sodus Bay Maritime Captains Association or, at the option of the student, may be conducted by the student’s Skipper.