Extra, Extra Read all about it: Trawler PassageMaking Courses w/ Sea Sense

For immediate release

December 8, 2011

Contact:  Patti Moore

(727) 289-6917


Just in time for the Spring migration on the East Coast, SEA SENSE is teaching week-long Passagemaking Courses. Taught  aboard a brand-new, fully equipped Endeavour 40 foot trawler catamaran, the classes are an opportunity to learn in a real-time environment with professionalinstructors. The courses are open to couples as well as individuals. Passagemaking Courses are just one of the unique learning experiences that SEA SENSE has planned in their schedule for 2012.

“We have met many boaters who, for one reason or another, have not yet gone beyond their home cruising grounds, or out the inlet into the ocean. This course will give them the knowledge and confidence to take that next step!” said Capt. Carol Cuddyer, co-founder of SEA SENSE. 

During the week-long course, participants will learn boat handling in the Intracoastal Waterway, the strategy of running inlets, offshore safety and equipment, filing of float plans, and preparation of boat and crew for extended cruising. There will be instruction in navigation, log keeping, watch standing, weather, fuel management, and rules of the road. This course will actively involve the participants in the decision-making process for a long cruise including how to plan for and deal with different situations and potential problems. Offshore legs may be included, weather permitting.

The professional Captains at Sea Sense have taught and sailed extensively up and down the East Coast, the Great Loop, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Labrador, Bermuda, Mexico and Transatlantic crossings aboard trawlers.

Class size is limited.  The cost for the 7-day course is $4250 per person.  The price includes instruction, on-board accommodations, all docking and fuel costs and most meals.  Call for dates and details.

For more information contact:

SEA SENSE…The Sailing & Powerboating School

Phone (800) 332-1404 or (727) 289-6917

 www.seasenseboating.com  email: seasense@aol.com