Boating Courses

Discover Boating puts you "At The Helm"


Discover Boating presents Hands-on Skills Training.  You can sign up to learn fundamental or advanced close quarters boat handling skills, as well as a dockside boating safety essentials clinic.  Each of these three learning events will help develop skills that will last a lifetime and add significantly to your boating safety and enjoyment.

Each event is 60 minutes long and registration is free. Participation is limited to 4 persons per boat. 

Please note that registration for these classes will fill up quickly, so we encourage you to signup as soon as possible and before the show.  

PLEASE remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled class time with your registration email, to ensure that you are ready to go on time when the boat leaves the dock!

We look forward to seeing you on the water!



(Please note that each event will have its own dedicated registration website and links for each event will be posted as soon as they are ready). 


September 9 - 11, 2016

Montreal In-Water Boat Show (Click here to register)


Fundamentals of Close Quarters Boat Handling
Hone your docking skills and practice close quarters manoeuvring with a professional instructor. Learn the fundamentals of boat control in confined spaces including how to confidently manoeuvre close to other boats, piers, docks and fixed objects. Participants will also learn how to turn around in tight spaces, back down a narrow channel in a straight line and other important docking and manoeuvring skills. It’s designed for all boaters who wish to increase both competence and confidence in docking situations.  

Advanced Close Quarters Manoeuvring
The ability to confidently manoeuvre a boat in tight spaces is the hallmark of competent skipper. This hands-on session covers advanced, precision boat control and docking techniques used by professional captains including how dock and depart confidently using spring lines and more. This event is ideal for experienced boaters as well as those who are thinking about moving up in boat size or class. *This Clinic is only for those participants 18 and older.