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A Weekend Warriors Sailing Series Event

Two-Day Catamaran or Monohull Docking Refresher CourseLeopard 45 catamaran at dock in St. Petersburg, FL

For Experienced Sailors Seeking Ultimate Docking Confidence and Skills 

This two-day weekend advanced course is for sailors who have cruising experience and hold US Sailing Bareboat Cruising or equivalent certification, obtained within the past five years. The Catamaran or Monohull Docking Refresher course is designed to provide ultimate confidence while docking a large cruising vessel with proficient ease in various wind conditions. To participate you must have earned US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certification or have equivalent certification obtained within the past five years.

Live Aboard Certification & Sailing Resume Required

The Catamaran or Monohull Weekend Docking Refresher is not for beginners. Prior knowledge and skills should include the ability to confidently sail and maneuver 40’-50’ yachts. You should be at ease steering, handling lines, and navigating a 40′ or larger cruising sailboat in light and heavy wind and sea conditions. The Offshore SailingTwo men with Offshore Sailing School instructor at helm of catamaran sailboat School Live Aboard Cruising Course or equivalent experience is a pre-requisite, and a Sailing Resume with proof of experience aboard big cruising yachts, including how frequently and recently you have sailed, must be submitted for review and approval before enrolling in this course.

Monohull or Catamaran? Your Choice!

This special weekend docking course is available at Offshore Sailing School’s SW Florida locations on 44′-47′ monohulls and 40′-45′ catamarans. If you are transitioning from a monohull to a catamaran, planning to charter or buy a catamaran, or join friends who own or charter catamarans – this is a great way to experience and learn those special nuances that come with docking a catamaran. If you are a catamaran sailor who wants to experience the excitement that comes with sailing and docking a big monohull in all kinds of conditions, or have only sailed monohulls and want to expand and improve your docking skills – this weekend adventure will definitely fit your bill!

Schedule and Costs

  • Friday and Saturday stay aboard the yacht at the marina where it is basedWoman steering catamaran towards dock in harbor
  • Saturday all day instruction underway – 9am-5pm
  • Sunday instruction and practice4 underway – 9am-3pm
  • Water and lunch provided aboard Saturday and Sunday during Training
  • Pre-requisites: Proof of US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certification*
  • Cost $2,995 per person (maximum number participants per boat per weekend is three (3))
  • Available weekends at several Offshore Sailing School Florida locations

Package rate is same whether taking this course alone or traveling with others taking course with you. Plan to arrive Friday late afternoon, depart Sunday after course ends. Not included: Travel costs to/from marina where boat is berthed, parking fees you may incur, beverages or food you wish to bring aboard with you, meals other than lunches aboard, accommodations ashore if you prefer to stay at hotel/resort instead of aboard Friday and Saturday night. *ASA 103/104 grads are welcome to take this course with certification proof, sailing resume submitted for approval and pre-course online test completed (extra fee for online test). Bring your logbook for instructor to endorse. 

Space is Limited! For Available Dates & Locations, Call or Email Today!

800-221-4326 or 239-454-1700
Sail@OffshoreSailing.com