I am a lifelong boater that was born and raised in northeast Florida. I joined the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 1997 and got assigned to the Marine Unit in 2010. Since then, I have taken just about every maritime training class there has been offered and trained with the best. I have also helped in training some of the best. I have assisted in hundreds of Search & Rescues; some were happy endings and others were not. I have the knowledge to share that will help make more happy endings
“The more you train and prepare, the luckier you are”
This will be 3 hours of one-on-one new boater training. This training will be conducted on your boat and we will focus on launching & loading your boat from and to your boat trailer. We will also focus on docking and simple boat operations. I will add a lot of boating safety to this training as well. BY the end of your training your will feel a lot more confident and have a good base of knowledge to grow on. You will also get a pretty good tour of St. Augustine or Jacksonville and learn all the local hot spots along the way.
This training will be group training to the first 20 seats. The first portion of the training will be in a classroom like setting, and we will go over VHF communications, emergency plans, ditch bags, epirbs, damage control kits, life rafts, and survival first aid. Then we will break up in small groups and get on the boat and have scenario type training where everyone will have a chance to practice what they learned. The scenario’s will give you a good perspective of how little time you might have in an emergency, but with practice and a plan, you can still save the lives of yourself and your crew. You will also learn a lot of little life save tricks throughout the day.