NORTH FORT MYERS, Florida - Florida Sailing and Cruising
School (FS&CS) has scheduled round-trip cruises from
Fort Myers to Key West in April and May for students
who wish to complete requirements for Offshore Powerboat
Reservations are still being accepted for cruises
scheduled April 1-8 and May 1-8. Students live aboard
the vessel where they will learn how to plan, prepare
and provision for a seven-day cruise to the Florida
Keys and back. The curriculum includes maintaining
ship systems while underway, offshore navigation,
electronic navigation, night passage-making, making
landfall at night, overnight anchoring, and advanced
To participate, students must have taken Inland Powerboat
Cruising (P102) or demonstrate equivalent inland and
coastal cruising experience.
Course rate is $2,395 per person.
FS&CS is also accepting reservations for Inland Powerboat
Cruising and > Basic Power Boating, both three-day
courses, and for Combination Handling and Cruising
(P-101 and P-102), a comprehensive six-day course.
Safe Boating (101), a one-day course, helps students
new to boating learn terminology, knots and lines,
seamanship tips and protocols, and how to read charts.
First Mate, a two-day course combining boat and classroom
instruction, teaches safe boating and seamanship skills
necessary to be an effective first mate on a recreational
Florida Sailing & Cruising School is a division of
Southwest Florida Yachts, Inc., which operates one
of the largest yacht charter fleets in Florida.