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Cruising and Cruise Planning

Cruising and Cruise Planning Course Description

There is something very special about the thrill of cruising in new waters and the sense of accomplishment upon completing an extended cruise. To go beyond what most boaters do on a weekend overnight or even a week or so marina hopping requires boaters to leave their normal cruising areas and comfort zones. The Cruising and Cruise Planning course focuses on the planning and preparation necessary for safe enjoyable extended cruises on both inland and coastal waters.The manual of this course was revised in 2013 so is quite up-to-date for clearance requirements for countries near the United States.

Designed for members who cruise on either a sail or powerboat (owned or chartered). This course covers the following topics:

  • Cruise preparation and planning - General
  • Boat and Equipment
  • Anchors and Anchoring
  • Security
  • Chartering
  • Cruising Outside the United States
  • Crew and Provisioning
  • Voyage Management
  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Emergencies

  • USPS member (includes books): $55.00
  • USPS member (sharing books): $10.00
  • Non-USPS member (includes books): $130.00
  • Non-USPS member (sharing books): $30.00

For further information, contact:

Paula F. Mizell