Now Taking Reservations for 2017
The Nautical Driving School will give you hands-on knowledge, skill and confidence to correctly, and safely, handle a boat.
This 12 hour course you will teach you the inner workings of a vessel, boating vocabulary, and the proper protocols for navigating tight waterways as well as open waters. You will learn how to interface with other captains and understand the proper use and protocols of the Marine VHF Radio.
This class will give you the experience and confidence to know how to react in the case of emergencies, to competently and safely relieve someone at the wheel and stand a watch on your own.
Hands on class agenda includes:
Building your self confidence, learn the following…
- The USCG Rules of the Road
- Radio Protocols
- Perform Mechanical Checklists
- Line Handling and Knot-Tying
E-mail for information regarding scheduling, pricing or any specific questions you might have.
Captain George Story
Captain Story has been a professionally licensed captain for three decades. Over those many years he has skippered such vessels as Whale Watch boats, High-Speed Commuter Catamarans, and large Wind-Jamming schooners and ketches. During winter months he has commanded tugboats and working barges inspecting bridges, pipelines and seawalls.
As the captain of the Sailing Vessel MIMI, an educational outreach vessel connected to the PBS television series, “The Voyage of the MIMI”, while entrusted with moving large private yachts traveling along the East Coast and Intracoastal Waterways. he has logged navigational entries into and out of most every harbor, bay and port along the East Coast, and many within Gulf of Mexico ports of call, as well.
While skippering the Sailing Vessel MIMI he worked with approximately thirty to forty thousand middle and elementary school students annually within twenty-nine different ports of call. Throughout his career he has delighted in educating young and old alike in all aspects of the sea and waterways including how to safely drive boats of all sizes, even under the most adverse conditions.
As an educator, teaching the marine sciences has been a passion and labor of love. Maritime careers are never predictable given the constant challenges to be met. Sharing his knowledge of the sea brings Captain Story full circle.
Richard Congelosi spent 47 years in the automobile industry. The last 30 as General Sales Manager for a well-known Jaguar dealer. Richard brings a background in finance, as well as organizational skills necessary for any business.
Richard is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has worked in several movies and TV programs, had his own rock ’n’ roll radio program “American Jukebox” on 3 stations in the Boston area for 12 years, Richard is always looking for the next adventure. A love for cars, and a fascination with boats brings Richard here.