This course takes place on demand when and requires a minimum of 6 students.
**Contact us to discuss dates
**includes lodging, food, all coursework
A Little about the Trip
Sail with Becket Benders and learn by doing! Take your Captain’s License exams with us – no testing with the Coast Guard.
Get out of the classroom & learn from the best. Spend a week aboard S/V August Maverick & study for your captain’s license under a former Coast Guard commanding officer.
This course is 55 hours long & is spread over a 7-day trip with Becket Benders aboard the 92-foot sailing yacht August Maverick.
Each day we’ll study a focused topic, & over the course of the day you’ll get a chance to actually practice the skills you learn. Whether it is knots, anchors, or small boats, you’ll actually be doing it, instead of learning from a PowerPoint presentation. AND you’ll be doing it on a sweet yacht in an awesome place.
Topics include chart plotting, navigation, deck seamanship, safety, & nautical rules of the road. No testing with the Coast Guard – after you complete this course with us, you'll receive a certificate that exempts you from testing with the Regional Exam Center. Once you complete an application and administrative requirements*, you’ll earn the title “captain.”
Deposit & Payment Procedure
Becket Benders requires 50% deposit due at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due two weeks prior to your charter start date. You may cancel your charter for a full refund up until 90 days prior to your charter start date. Cancellation within 90 days of charter start date, you forfeit 30% of the full price of the charter. Becket Benders currently accepts checks & bank transfers.