Navigation Essentials

INSTRUCTOR: Phyllis Woolwine

LOCATION: South Lake Union


In partnership with Anacortes-based Shearwater University, The Center for Wooden Boats is excited to offer the US Sailing/Us Powerboating Coastal Navigation Certification. This class provides a thorough foundation in the skills and knowledge you need to start planning safe and enjoyable voyages through the Salish Sea – by sail, power or paddle.

Divided into two weekend classes, they can be taken together or separately, depending on your background and goals. Navigation 1 is offered in Seattle and Navigation 2 in Anacortes. If demand allows, a Navigation 2 may be added in Seattle.

US Sailing/US Powerboating Coastal Navigation Certification is optional by taking the exam at the end of Navigation Essentials 2.

2018-2019 CLASS DATES

  • Navigation Essentials: November 9 + 10, 9:00am – 5:00pm each day; February 15 + 16, 9:00am – 5:00pm each day

  • Coastal Navigation: December 7 + 8, 9:00am – 5:00pm each day; March 7 + 8, 9:00am – 5:00pm each day; PLEASE NOTE: Coastal Navigation is only offered in Anacortes only at this time.


  • $250 per weekend class (two full days of instruction each).

  • $50 Certification fee includes testing chart, exam, certification, and official US Sailing/US Powerboating Logbook (pay in class)


Prepare to cruise one of the worlds most challenging yet most spectacular regions, and become capable to cruise anywhere.  

Get in the class to stay off the rocks!