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:
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, Sep 23, 2023 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM