She’s at Sea
She’s at Sea is a two-day seminar designed to teach women how to handle a powerboat safely, intelligently and independently. The seminars teach basic boat handling skills in a safe, non-threatening atmosphere enabling participants to reach their personal goals in terms of technical skill, passenger safety and, first and foremost, the joy of being on the water at the helm of a boat and in charge of the vessel.
The weekend programs offer hands-on curriculum combining classroom study with on-the-water training. More than seventy-five percent of the course time is spent behind the wheel learning boat handling skills, basic engine operation, anchoring techniques and the “rules of the road.” At the conclusion of the two-day program, women will have the fundamental knowledge and the confidence to operate personal or rental powerboats with ease.
Captain Elizabeth Jolin has offered group sessions as well as private classes for the past seven years. The program was developed because Elizabeth realized that were very few programs offering this type of hands-on education exclusively for women. She says, “Women have the ability to purchase their own boats and they want the confidence and the technical skills to operate them safely and in accordance with the maritime laws. Women are excellent students and we are proud to introduce them to the thrill of safe boating here in South Florida, as well as those who take the course here and then return to their hometowns all across the country.”