Docking Endorsement (118)

Docking Endorsement (118)

Prerequisites: None

Description:  This hands-on course allows students to learn theory and practice repetitive docking and casting-off maneuvers to reinforce understanding of theory, methods and skills.  In addition to docking skills we’ll learn harboring skills and how to control a boat in a busy harbor and narrow fairway turning techniques.  We’ll also cover anchoring skills.   Both novice and experienced sailors will benefit from this course as the techniques apply to small outboard powered boats in the 15- to 20-foot range on up to 50-foot inboard single-screw cruising yachts.   Upon successful completion of this course, students experience a significant increase in enjoyment in all of their sailing ventures because they will no longer fear docking at the end of the day. Spouses and crew members enjoy mastering these skills because it helps them become more proficient and confident as crewmembers.

Format:  This endorsement course is taught over a weekend (4 hours, Sat-Sun) or weekend day (8 hours, Sat or Sunday)  It is offered as an evening class over 4 evenings (2 hour sessions).

Location: Waukegan Harbor or Milwaukee, WI

Cost: $295

* $20 Discount when taught as a couple or 2 friends.


Interested in registering or have questions?  Please check our calendar for available dates and call us at 847-917-7245 or send an e-mail to


Don’t see a class scheduled on our calendar or the class you desire is full? Please follow this link to complete a Class Request Form for the harbor of your choice along with specific class dates and number of students from your party that would like to learn. Also include whether you prefer a private (just you and/or your group) or advertised (placed on our calendar) class. We look forward to having you aboard!