The Qualified Boat Crew (Sailing) course will prepare you for work as a crew member on commercial power and sailing vessels in Hawai’i, and will provide you with a foundation for seeking a commercial Captain's license. The course will also provide you with skills and experience in basic seamanship, emergency procedures and safety practices. This course provides recent sea time for licensing purposes. Requirements: Concurrent enrollment in FIT 7035: Qualified Boat Crew (Lecture) course, FIT 8120: Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters or equivalent, minimum age for enrollment is 18 years old.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate proper use of safety equipment and apply safe practices regarding line handling and vessel equipment aboard power and sailing vessels.
2. Prepare a power and sailing vessel for operation, put the vessel away at the end of the day and tie appropriate knots.
3. Act as skipper and crew aboard a power and sailing vessel, maneuvering the vessel to and from a mooring and in open water, using the vessel’s compass for direction.
4. Act as skipper and crew aboard an auxiliary sailing vessel through all points of sail, tacking, gybing, with proper sail trim and helm balance.
5. Act as skipper and crew aboard an auxiliary sailing vessel through maneuvering drills including: heaving-to, sail reefing, anchoring and emergency drills including man overboard using various recovery techniques.