Docking and Close Quarters Maneuvering



Craig Hamilton

Docking and Close Quarters Maneuvering

Docking a boat can be stressful, frustrating, and at times, dangerous. Whether you are new to boating, or an experienced skipper wishing to hone your skills, this seminar is for you! Learn how to take the stress and guesswork out of docking your boat in confined and windy conditions! Please join Craig for this insightful discussion on docking and close quarters manoeuvring.


Craig Hamilton, Master instructor at, is an expert boat handler and experienced yachtsman whose specialty is teaching simple solutions that can bring immediate results to docking and manoeuvring challenges. Single or twin engine, power or sail, Craig will explain how to control your vessel for a safe and controlled docking - even in the wind! Craig is an RYA Yachtmaster, trained and certified in Falmouth England. He holds multiple instructor and examiner certifications and teaches recreational power and sailing courses across Ontario. Craig has skippered both power and sailing vessels up to 80 ft on the waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, North Sea, Panama Canal, Great Lakes and the Eastern Caribbean. Additionally, Craig spent five years as a charter yacht captain in the British Virgin Islands on sailing vessels up to 65 ft. In 2011, Craig launched, a recreational boating program based in Ontario that provides boaters with onboard instruction on their own vessel. When not on the water, Craig teaches boating certifications, including the Pleasure Craft Operator Card, VHF Radio, Toronto Harbour License and Marine Basic First Aid courses. Craig's First Aid and CPR courses for boaters are now available through, an affiliate education partner of

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