Seamanship, Boat Safety, and Navigation Courses

I created these courses for in-person instruiction in the City of Long Beach, California, Department of Parks and Marinas adult school to teach boat owners and operators the basics of boat operation, boat safety, and basic coastal and celestial navigation. They're eveything you need to learn these topics.

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Seamanship & Boating Safety Course Simple Coastal Navigation Course Simple Celestial Navigation Course

Course Certifications and Materials

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You may take the course for free, but if you wish to be certified the testing and test grading has a small handling charge. If you elect to support my creation through a monthly contribution using Patreon or Paypal subscription, all course materials and certifications are included, or you may purchase each class testing and certification separately.
The course books for each of these classes may be downloaded freely as PDFs from the course pages as well, however if you would like a bound, signed copy, you may purchase them on the course sites a well.


Boatbuilding Information

Naval Architect and Boat Designer Jeff Spira

I believe in offering you all the information you need to learn more about how to safely operate a boat. That's why I offer these free classes. Please email me if I can answer any questions on these topics.



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