Fundamental Power Yacht Course
and their crew with limited or no power yacht experience that seek
to build the skills needed to handle their Pinnacle yacht safely and
that the best learning occurs by doing. With this in mind, this course
is conducted on your Pinnacle yacht or an identical yacht in the Pinnacle
fleet; and is structured to provide much practical, hands-on experience.
The course covers:
- Fundamental power yacht
principles, practices and nomenclature
- Yacht equipment and uses
handling, including performance capabilities and limitations
- Safety procedures including
- COLREGS and NAVRULES
(rules of the road)
- Marlinspike seamanship
(practical knots and uses)
- Docking and mooring
- Basic chart reading
- Harbor piloting
- Night piloting
The course provides
six on-the-water sessions with one session reserved as a below-deck
rain session. Home study is also required.
weekday evenings and weekend days or evenings, early or late in the
$750 per Captain
for the full course of six sessions. This price includes the cost
it is very beneficial to learn with others who will likely serve as
crew on your yacht. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer an
adjunct Crew Course (a subset of the Captains course) to your crew
for half price - just $375 per person for the entire six session course.
This price includes the cost of fuel.