Classroom/Winter Training Program
Planning is underway for the 2021 PSC Winter Training Program. Due to pandemic related restrictions, most of our usual winter courses will be held via Zoom or online!
The courses listed below are what we typically offer during the winter, but all courses are contingent on instructor availability and willingness. We will post and announce all confirmed courses shortly!
Rules of the Road
Navigation rules are the law! Learn "steering and sailing rules"
for sailing and power vessels.
Diesel Engines and Components
Learn basic Diesel engine operations and how to maintain maintenance on auxiliary diesel engines.
Learn about basic sub system operations, how to maintain
them and how to operate them safely.
Piloting and Navigation
Team PSC will help you learn, lines of position, dead reckoning, ranges, estimated positions, running fixes, and danger bearings.
Heavy Weather Sailing
Bad weather at sea can generate fear and uncertainty, sap morale and lead to poor decision making - but it doesn’t need to!
Basic Celestial Navigation
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice
to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant.
Anchoring, Rafting and Chartering
This class covers essential knowledge for
anchoring, rafting and chartering.
Intermediate Celestial Navigation
Prerequisite: Basic Celestial Navigation
This class takes you from the basic sun reduction to moon, planets and stars sights.