Private Boating Instruction, LLC
Inside Passage Voyage Planning
Transiting Seymour Narrows
Rules of the Road
Great book on
"How Boat Things Work"
Aids to Navigation
BoatUS Boating Safety course
Chart Reading 101
Get private on-the-water boating instruction on your boat. The training is customized to
focus on your needs. Your goals might include building skills in:
• Docking • Traditional navigation
• Anchoring • Electronic navigation
• Radar • Tides and currents
• Autopilot • Rules of the road
• VHF Radio • Inside Passage Voyage Planning
If you don't have more than one person on the boat who can handle the boat, you don't have a safe boat.
Both captain and crew need to actively build their knowledge and skills as a safety priority and as an investment in satisfying boating.
Beginning boater? You can build your skills a step at a time. Dreaming of cruising the Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska? You need yet another layer in your skill set.
Call or email to discuss your current skill level and to identify the things that you want to learn. Look at the list above, pick out what you want to work on, and let's get started.
Set your course for confidence on the water!
Captain Linda Lewis
Private Boating Instruction, LLC
• U.S. Coast Guard 100-Ton Master's license
• Experienced professional educator, PhD
(U of WA Associate Professor Emeritus)
• 40 years boating experience
• Member U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Coxswain; Instructor
• Teaches electronic & traditional navigation to the public
for U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
• Editor & contributor to Douglass Exploring SE Alaska (2007)
• Member Northwest Women in Boating
• Available as speaker at yacht clubs, boating organizations.
Topics such as:
"Couples Sharing the Boat Handling: Tips for Making it Work"
"The Captain is Missing - First Mate's Survival Guide"
"VHF Radio: Basics to AIS"
"Radar: How to Use for Navigation & Collision Avoidance"
"Working with Tides & Currents"
"Voyage Planning for the Inside Passage"
• Cruising the Inside Passage since 1991
• See pictures and stories from several of Linda's three-month passages to
SE Alaska at Fine Edge Publishing (Fineedge.com)
To go directly to a photo blog, click on a link below:
"2011 Inside Passage Photo Blog"
"2009 Inside Passage Photo Blog"
"2007 Inside Passage Photo Blog"
• 2013 SPEAKING SCHEDULE:
SEATTLE BOAT SHOW 2013: Jan 25 through Feb 3
(All Boat Show University Seminar Descriptions)
Cruising From WA through the Lower Half of British Columbia
Sat. Jan. 26 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Boat Show University)
Cruising Upper Half of B.C. and Into Ketchikan, AK
Sat. Jan. 26 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Boat Show University)
Cruising in Southeast Alaska
Sun. Jan. 27 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Boat Show University)
Couples Sharing the Boat Handling - Tips for Making it Work
Sat. Jan. 26 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Sun. Jan. 27 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
WOMEN'S BOATING SEMINAR: Feb. 23, 2013 - Shoreline, WA
How to Navigate Using Your Electronics
INSIDE PASSAGE SEMINAR: March 23-24, 2013 - Anacortes, WA
Two-day Seminar: topics on cruising the Inside Passage
Multiple expert speakers
(Detailed descriptions coming)
FEATURED IN PASSAGEMAKER MAGAZINE ARTICLE
BY SALLY BEE BROWN
Click here for information on obtaining the article at:
At the Passagemaker website, also read about one of Linda's
"Radar Training Exercises"
and her experience
"Towing a Disabled Vessel"
(Author: Sally Bee Brown)
Click here for
Captain Linda Lewis Contact Information