SEAS offers workshops and seminars on various boating related skills and techniques.
A good sailor can tie many knots, including those that are purely decorative. In this workshop, we'll go over a wide variety of useful knots for sailing and onshore activities alike. We typically end this workshop with a more complex, decorative knot like a Monkey's Fist or Turk's Head that can be made into a keychain or ornament to bring home!
In this workshop, you'll learn a variety of different splicing techniques on several different types of line. We’ll go over proper whipping and seizing procedures, how to make an eye splice in 3-strand line (dockline/anchor lines), double-braid line (many halyards and sheets) or 12-strand line (high-tech lifelines, control lines, sheets). This is a useful skill for those who sail any type of boat at any level!
Introduction to Woodworking Tools 101: Wood Machining Tools
Join us in our SEAS boat building shop to learn from professional boat builders how to safely and efficiently operate standing power tools. If you have a long-held dream of making magic happen with wood, whether for a home project or a small boat build, this is your chance to learn basic safety and technique skills working with the following standing power tools: table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, chop saw, bench top sander & drill press. Each tool will be explained in detail and you will have the opportunity to get hands-on, making shavings and saw dust with an expert at your side.
Winch and Block Maintenance
Learn how to fix that annoying squeaky block or the winch that doesn’t work quite right. In this workshop, the SEAS Team will show you how to take apart your winch (and put it back together!) to keep it in good shape each year, along with how to properly maintain the other small moving parts on your boat. Maintaining the equipment on your boat will both improve its performance and extend its life, saving you seconds on the race course and keeping money in your pocket.
Basic Weather Patterns
Have you ever wondered how weather works beyond just watching the Weather Channel or checking an App? This course will give you a foundation to build your weather acumen, you will learn how to interpret weather maps, where to find alerts, and begin to learn about local weather phenomenon to better prepare you for a safe and fun time out on the water.
Topics vary each year. This is only a sample of workshops.
For a list of upcoming workshops visit our EVENTS page.