Master the
Art of Docking

Learn to dock your sailboat
with ease and confidence

A video-based training program that demystifies the art of docking a sailboat

Wouldn't you love to dock under perfect control while your crew steps slowly and gracefully off the boat?

"...I loved the course..."

"I loved the course. Well explained, I like the demonstrations and the aerial shots, they helped a lot! Your explanations are also very clear and I love the animations."

~ JC

"...well worth the cost..."

"Excellent course, videos and animations. Well explained concepts, better than I have seen anywhere else, and well worth the cost."

~ MB
Ontario, Canada

(USD) $99.00

What You'll Learn

If you're not completely comfortable handling your vessel under power, and maneuvering in tight spaces, this course is for you.

With the help of video demonstrations, aerial footage, animations and comprehensive explanations, you'll learn:

  • How different forces and factors affect the maneuvering of your boat - and how they can work for you or against you
  • How to use these factors to your advantage
  • How to plan and prepare for your arrival at the dock to maximize safety and control
  • How to choose your approach strategically based on your specific situation
  • How to plan and prepare for your departure - which can sometimes be as tricky as arriving

"...helped me to understand certain aspects I hadn’t fully understood..."

"Explained the principles very very well. Explained some of my docking habits and helped me to understand certain aspects I hadn’t fully understood, thank you. Love all the camera shots and angles helping explain the principles being taught."

~ DC
BC, Canada

"...It really did remove the mystery..."

"The Master the Art of Docking course arrived at just the right time for me. After a number of years of trial and error learning, this series laid out the principles that let me debug what was going on in a variety of circumstances. It really did remove the mystery around how to get finer grained control over the situation.

Just this past weekend I chose to go backwards into a moorage situation, and it was exactly the right thing to do."

~ Christian Nally
Galiano Island, BC


What to Expect from the Course

You’ll receive 12 video-based lessons, including:

Lesson 1:  Understanding the Factors at Work - the 6 forces and factors that impact your efforts to dock successfully
Lesson 2:  Using the Factors for Success - the skills you should have in order to improve your ability to dock proficiently
Lesson 3:  Steering Effectively in Reverse - the secret weapon that doubles your options
Lesson 4:  Preparation for Arrival at the Dock - planning ahead and setting up
Lesson 5:  Arrival Bow In - how to dock bow in, with a port or starboard tie
Lesson 6:  Arrival Stern In - how to dock stern in, with a port or starboard tie
Lesson 7:  Preparation for Departure - planning ahead and setting up
Lesson 8:  Departure Bow Out - how to depart bow out, from a port or starboard tie
Lesson 9:  Departure Stern Out - how to depart stern out, from a port or starboard tie
Lesson 10: Docking with Crew - who does what, when, for optimal efficiency
Lesson 11: Securing the Vessel - tying up safely to avoid issues while you're away or when preparing to depart
Lesson 12: Working with Wind - how to adjust your strategy when wind becomes a factor

Lessons include practice exercises that build your skills and confidence and video transcripts for further review.

And this course is evergreen – meaning you can access any part of it and any updates whenever you want for the lifetime of the course.

NEW in 2022! - A Facebook community to ask questions, share experiences and tackle additional docking challenges.

(USD) $99.00

Master the Art of Docking Course Page
Master the Art of Docking Course Page

"...I'm feeling much more comfortable handling the boat in close quarters..."

"I have to say that the course has been very useful! We stream it onto the big TV and watch the videos together.

My husband and I went out and tried the practice exercises you had in the course particularly the ones on reversing into a slip. I'm feeling much more comfortable handling the boat in close quarters after working through the exercises on our boat."

~ ND
Vancouver, BC

"...I was able to understand where I went wrong..."

"The practice exercises were good. I didn't always do well on my first try, but with mistakes you learn so I tried them again and was able to understand where I went wrong."

~ MB
BC, Canada

(USD) $99.00

Marco Coda, Sail Canada Instructor Evaluator

Hi, I'm Marco Coda

Sail Canada Instructor for over 20 years

I love the challenge of docking – but it wasn’t always that way. It took many years of experience and practice to gather the "aha" moments and piece them together into effective strategies.

Docking can be done the hard way or the easy way. I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t and I’d love to share my experience with you.

Equipment Needed to Complete the Course

Access to a computer and the internet to watch the videos and read the materials.

Access to a boat would be ideal to practice the techniques but, like a book (only much better) you can still learn the principles from the course alone.

Refund Policy

If you decide that the course is not for you, we’ll be happy to issue you a refund within the first 30 days after purchase, no questions asked.

(USD) $99.00