Build your confidence in any docking situation – upwind, downwind, crosswind, cross current. Learn about all the tools you can use to take the anxiety out of docking larger boats. If you get nervous in the marina controlling larger boats, this is the clinic for you. Our US Sailing Instructors will take you through the steps required to make controlled departures and dock arrivals.

Understanding the dynamics of prop walk, prop wash, boat speed and momentum, line handling and crew communication can take the mystery and unpredictability out of your docking experience. Developing skills at leaving or arriving at any dock regardless of the weather conditions even when there are other boats close at hand is critical to enjoying your time on the water. These are skills you take with you anywhere in the world.

Join our US Sailing certified, Coast Guard licensed, and professional educators and let them build confidence!

Prerequisite: Basic Cruising



  • Docking and Departing

  • Understanding the differences between upwind, downwind and crosswind docks

  • Correct line placement for all docking situations

  • Using crew to maximum effect when docking