Adult Maritime Programs


Developing Maritime Knowledge One Class at a Time

Improve your boating skills and maritime knowledge with maritime education classes offered all year long. Build a boat from the ground up, learn how to sail, or build skills for professional maritime trades. Register for classes online by clicking the button below, register over the phone by calling 360.385.3628 x104, or register in person in our Wooden Boat Chandlery at 431 Water Street.

Classroom Training

We offer classes from traditional navigation with paper charts through cutting-edge Pilothouse Simulation courses—our goal is to make you a better, safer and more confident mariner. Class sizes are small and are designed to be hands-on, so that you are learning while doing.

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On-the-Water Training

Our highly experienced US Sailing instructors, a year-round windy bay, and a beautiful waterfront location surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade Mountains combine to make the Northwest Maritime Center’s Basic Keelboat Program one of the best and most beautiful in the region. Experience sailing for the first time or take your skills to the next level!

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On-the-Water Training

Our highly experienced US Sailing instructors, a year-round windy bay, and a beautiful waterfront location surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade Mountains combine to make the Northwest Maritime Center’s Basic Keelboat Program one of the best and most beautiful in the region. Experience sailing for the first time or take your skills to the next level!

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Boatshop Classes & Workshops

We offer boatbuilding classes for all abilities in all kinds of watercraft—sailboats, stitch & glue plywood kayaks, Scamps, surfboards, and more—from a number of different companies.

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Adult Teambuilding

Experience adult teambuilding programs that foster trust, teamwork, communication, and connection among co-workers. Step back in time aboard an historic 26 foot wooden replica rowing and sailing vessel. Up to 10 participants per longboat accompany our experienced Captains and Mates for an experience designed to allow every member of your team to realize their importance in the group’s success and have the opportunity to contribute.

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Adult Teambuilding

Experience adult teambuilding programs that foster trust, teamwork, communication, and connection among co-workers. Step back in time aboard an historic 26 foot wooden replica rowing and sailing vessel. Up to 10 participants per longboat accompany our experienced Captains and Mates for an experience designed to allow every member of your team to realize their importance in the group’s success and have the opportunity to contribute.

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Questions?

Our registrar is here to help guide you in your class selection. Please call 360.385.2638 x104 or email info@nwmaritime.org. You can also sign up for classes in the Wooden Boat Chandlery at 431 Water Street.