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Learn When to Wake Your Skipper

May 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Take a Workshop on Basic Watch Standing for Fishermen

Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Building at Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle

Gain professional training on basic watch standing for commercial fishing vessels.

Learn valuable skills for on the water:

  • Chart reading
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Compass and bearings
  • Navigating a route
  • Lights and buoys
  • Rules of the road
  • Tides and currents
  • Electronic navigation–pros and cons
  • Depth sounders
  • Radar basics
  • Chart plotters and GPS
  • Autopilot communication and VHF protocol
  • Good crew habits, including when to wake your skipper!

Fee: $50

Registration: Contact Sarah Fisken, Washington Sea Grant, 206.543.1225 or


Cosponsored by Washington Sea Grant, Fishermen’s Terminal at the Port of Seattle, and the NW Maritime Center.


May 14, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm