United States Power Squadrons®

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Cruise and Cruise Planning Manual CoverCRUISING AND CRUISE PLANNING

Want to take a "road trip" on the water?  Gain the confidence and practical skills needed to explore ports and coves for a weekend or weeks at a time.  Take Cruising and Cruise Planning and join your fellow boaters for raft-ups and rendezvous up the river, down the bay, and along the coast.

What's Included?
  • Cruise preparation and planning
  • Boat and equipment
  • Anchors and anchoring
  • Security
  • Chartering
  • Cruising outside the United States
  • Crew and provisioning
  • Voyage management
  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Emergencies

The Cruising and Cruise Planning Course can be comfortably taught in eight two-hour sessions including time for review and the multiple choice closed book exam.

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