Mt. Dora Boating Center - On Water Learning Events

Mt. Dora, Florida
Saturday, April 07, 2018


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POWERBOATING MADE EASY - CAPABLE, CONFIDENT, SAFE! - Single Outboard/Stern Drive

Participants in this popular 3 hour class will take the helm to learn the skills every skipper needs to handle a boat confidently during a day on the water with family and friends.  The class includes:

  • Basic Docking and close quarters boat control techniques 
  • Backing down and turning around in tight spaces
  • Open water boat handling and determining right of way
  • Using tilt/trim features to balance the boat while underway
  • How to take wakes and waves safely
  • Basic rules of the Road and operating requirements
  • Anchoring and rafting up with other boats
This class is ideal for newcomers who want to improve their skills and confidence under the guidance of a professional captain and crew members who want to take a more active role in boat operations


DOCKING & PRECISION BOAT CONTROL - Outboard/ Stern Drive

Docking in gusty winds and tiny spaces makes even an experienced skipper's heart rate go up.  The skills required to manage challenging conditions are usually acquired through LOTS of helm time, trial and error and usually some damaged gel coat.   If you want to up your game and shorten the learning curve, this highly acclaimed class is just the  ticket.  Taught by experts in the art of close quarters boat handling, participants in this class will learn key skills used by professional captains including:

  • Effective use of  the controls to make the boat do EXACTLY what you want it to do at slow speeds
  • Backing down and turning around in tight spaces
  • Docking in a slip or a fuel dock
  • Techniques for docking the boat confidently in windy conditions
  • How and when to use a "Weather Vane Turn" to regain control in strong gusts
  • and more


This 3 hour workshop is designed for all boat operators regardless of boat size or propulsion type.... the techniques and principles are universal and can be adapted to any boat.   We can’t guarantee you’ll never be intimidated again but even the most experienced skippers will learn skills that will measurably improve both confidence and ability.