Pinnacle Training – An Acclaimed Approach
Are you new to sail or power boating? Has
your experience been aboard smaller boats or is it somewhat dated?
Not a problem. Pinnacle's acclaimed sail, power boat and navigation
courses will have you captaining your fabulous Pinnacle yacht
safely and confidently - it's a breeze!
Available only to Members in our shared-yacht
program, Pinnacle training courses have proven to teach essential
knowledge and skills, as evidenced by our many delighted graduates.
If your dream is to someday charter a yacht
in places like the Caribbean, Greece or the South Pacific, Pinnacle
instruction is the perfect compliment to your helm-time experience
gained as a Pinnacle shared-yacht Member. With both education
and big-boat experience, you will qualify to charter a yacht in
the mid-40 foot range or larger anywhere in the world!
Pinnacle Members typically attend training
sessions with a spouse, adult child or friend acting as Crew.
This fosters joint learning and confidence, and sharing the experience
with another close to you is great fun.
Hands-on instruction courses are scheduled
prior-to or early in the season, on the yacht you will later be
captaining in Pinnacle's shared-yacht program; not the smaller,
older training boats typically used by most schools. Sessions
take place on weekday evenings and weekends over a one- or two-week
span providing time for review of the home study materials and
assimilation of practical experiences gained. Navigation courses occur in advance of, and during, the
In keeping with the overall tenor of the
Pinnacle program, the training environment is friendly, relaxed
and supportive. The objective is to help each Captain and Crew
build, through study and practice, the skills, experience and
confidence necessary to become prudent mariners.
Pinnacle instructors are seasoned mariners who are also great teachers. Their love and respect for the sea is reflected in their passion for teaching others the same.