Module 4: Open Water Advanced Maneuvers is an approximately three hour course with both at-the-pier and on-water training. The following are some of the skills you will master during the Open-Water Advanced Maneuvers course.

  • Pre-departure and Safety Check
  • Proper Lookout
  • Recognizing Plowing/Displacement Mode
  • Transitioning to/from Planing Mode
  • Boat and Engine Trim in Planing Mode
  • Steering Straight in Planing Mode
  • Turning in Planing Mode
  • Crossing Waves in Planing Mode
  • Stopping in Planing Mode
  • Avoidance Turns (ā€œSā€-Turns) on Plane
  • Emergency Stop (ā€œLā€-Turn) from Plane
  • Person Overboard Retrieval