Adult Maritime Programs

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Developing Maritime Knowledge One Class at a Time

Improve your boating skills and maritime knowledge with sailing, boatbuilding, navigation, and seamanship 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 or register in person in our Wooden Boat Chandlery at 431 Water Street. For questions, please call 360.385.3628 x300 or email registrar@nwmaritime.org.

Navigation & Seamanship 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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Navigation & Seamanship Virtual Training

Our virtual Navigation & Seamanship classes are designed to make you a better, safer, and more confident mariner—all while learning from home. Classes are taught live with interactive presentations! Offerings include radar & navigation, charts & dead reckoning, docking, and more!

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Sailing Classes

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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Sailing Classes

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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Program Scholarships

NWMC is proud to offer scholarships to those facing financial barriers so everyone can have the opportunity to learn with us, regardless of financial circumstances.

To apply for a scholarship for adult programs, please complete our scholarship application form during the registration process.

If you are in a position to pay more than the suggested price for a program, additional funds will contribute directly to making programs more widely accessible. Please contact our registrar directly at registrar@nwmaritime.org or 360.385.3628 x300.

Questions?

Our registrar is here to help guide you in your class selection. Please call 360.385.3628 x300 or email registrar@nwmaritime.org.