Seamanship is the art and science of operating a boat. Seamanship encompasses navigation, radio communications, boat handling, watch-standing, anchoring, docking, engine and equipment maintenance, towing, weather forecasting, search-and-rescue techniques, and more. These skills are attained over time, but there are many books, videos, and courses available to acquaint you fully with the wide range of subjects.
Share the Helm: An Introduction to Couples Cruising
A partner who doesn’t know enough about boating isn’t going to enjoy boating with you.
Red Sky at Night: Tips for Post-Apocalyptic Weather Forecasting
When Electronics Go Dark, We Go Old-School
How To Run an Inlet and How Not To: Dramatic Video and Tips From a Pro
Captain Safe After Being Tossed from Flybridge at Boynton Inlet in Florida
The Importance Of Rule 5 And Situational Awareness
An important Seamanship article from our friends at Soundings Magazine regarding COLREGS Rule 5.