5- Docking Endorsement ASA 118

Course Code: SAIL-005

Able to safely and efficiently dock an auxiliary powered (single inboard or outboard engine) sailboat. Knowledge of basic auxiliary power theory, engine and steering controls, proper use of dock lines, crew communication and safety


Course outline:By the end of the course students will be able to

1-List four forces that act on a boat during docking maneuvers, how each force affects the speed and orientation of the boat, and which force is dominant.

2.Describe which forces the helmsman can control or use to advantage during docking.

3.Describe engine and rudder control as used during docking.

4.Describe how to properly secure mooring lines in a slip and alongside a dock.

5.Describe the use of spring lines during docking.

6.Describe safety considerations during docking.

7.Describe docking and undocking procedures including crewmember duties.


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