Boating Courses

Discover Boating puts you "At The Helm"


Discover Boating presents Hands-on Skills Training (HOST).  You can sign up to learn fundamental close quarters boat handling skills at shows where offered.  These learning events help develop skills that will last a lifetime and add significantly to your boating safety and enjoyment.

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

Please note that registration for these classes tends to fill up quickly where offered, so we encourage you to signup as soon as possible.  

Be sure to contact show organizers for information on how to register.


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




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.