Whether captain or crew, there are essential knots and line-handling skills that every boater should know that you will learn in this class. Line-handling skills are important to docking, transiting the locks, or even “Mediterranean mooring” on your next bareboat charter and becoming good at this skills will make you a more competent boater.
Learn how to handle dock lines safely, even under load. Discover the best way to store lines so they are always neat and immediately ready to use. Explore how to communicate effectively between the person at the helm and the person handling lines, a key to success for safe boating. Discover which knots are appropriate to use in various situations and learn how to tie the most essential boating knots, including the bowline, clove hitch, round turn and two half hitches, stopper knot, reef knot, locking cleat hitch, cow hitch, and rolling hitch.
By the end of this class, you will be able to:
- handle dock lines safely, even under load
- store lines so they are always neat and immediately ready to use
- throw a line effectively
- communicate effectively between the person at the helm and the person handling lines
- recognize the appropriate knot to use in various situations
- put a line on/off a cleat without stepping off the boat
- tie the most essential boating knots, including the bowline, clove hitch, round turn and two half hitches, stopper knot, reef knot, locking cleat hitch, cow hitch, and rolling hitch
Who Should Take This Class?
- Recreational boaters
- Anyone interested in learning about knots and line handling
Boating classes will be in-person at the beautiful Seattle Maritime Academy located at: 4455 Shilshole Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107.
Seattle Central Requires COVID-19 Vaccines and Masks for Students & Staff
Seattle Colleges will be a fully vaccinated higher education institution in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent COVID-19 Proclamations. The decision comes after consultation with the board of trustees, health and safety officials, and labor partners.
Full vaccinations are required for students, staff, and faculty coming to campus this fall, with exemptions for medical or religious reasons. This allows the colleges to reopen and return to in-person teaching and learning, to the fullest extent possible, while safeguarding against transmission of COVID-19 and its variants. Students must report vaccination status by Nov. 1; we will update Continuing Education students about the process for that soon.
In accordance with Washington State guidelines for the college, everyone attending in-person classes is also required to wear a face mask inside buildings, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.