Homer, AK - Women at the Helm - October 14

  • October 14, 2023 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Best Western Bidarka Inn

    575 Sterling Highway
    Homer, Alaska 99603
Ticket Price $125.00 This event is now over

AMSEA is conducting a Women at the Helm class in Homer, Alaska. “Women at the Helm” teaches women (our definition of women includes trans women and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a woman in a way that is significant to them) the skills and confidence required to operate a small vessel or to assist in an emergency. The workshop is suited to inexperienced boaters, experienced boaters that are new to Alaskan waters, or women that have relied on the boating skills of a companion. The course length varies, as this basic course can be tailored to the needs and desires of groups such as teenage boaters, hunters who boat in winter conditions, kayakers, etc.

Topics in this class may include:

Float plans

Boating trip risk assessment

Reading the weather and navigational charts

Essential items for every boating trip

Handling an outboard engine malfunction

Retrieving someone who falls overboard

Types of PFDs and their uses

Cold water survival skills

How to use a VHF radio

How to make a proper Mayday call

Types of emergency signals, including flares, and their proper use

Tying knots and docking techniques

Additional topics can be added depending upon the needs of your group.

Date & Time

Sat, Oct 14, 2023 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Venue Details

Best Western Bidarka Inn

575 Sterling Highway
Homer, Alaska 99603 Best Western Bidarka Inn