The Cruiser’s College in Anacortes is at it again, this time with a fall lineup of classes sure to entice mariners into learning more about their boat’s systems and much more.
Launched in 2016 with the goal of providing mariners with high quality, useful marine courses at a reasonable price, Cruiser’s College’s aim is to create safer and more self-sufficient boaters who have the skills to confidently repair and upgrade their vessels. All of the college’s classes are held in a first class marine training facility that allows instructors to provide demonstrations and hands-on activities for students.
Similar to Skagit Valley College’s (SVC) technical program — which provides training for new technicians and has great material for boat owners but requires 12 weeks per course — Cruiser’s College brings in expert staff to teach eager students. And the courses are taught at SVC’s Marine Technology Center in Anacortes on the weekends so visitors can have time to come from out of town by boat or car to participate.
Their extensive slate of upcoming classes in October, November and December includes (click on class title to find out more and sign up):
Understanding the Weather in the Pacific Northwest
Marine Communications (VHF radio use)
Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance
Single Side Band Radios: ICOM M802 Operation