Nautical Driving School: Gloucester, MA

Nautical Driving School: Gloucester, MA

Learn to be safe while having fun on the water!

Boat Handling School

Now Taking Reservations for Spring 2017

The Nautical Driving School will give you hands-on knowledge, skill and confidence to correctly, and safely, handle a boat.

This 12 hour course you will teach you the inner workings of a vessel, boating vocabulary, and the proper protocols for navigating tight waterways as well as open waters. You will learn how to interface with other captains and understand the proper use and protocols of the Marine VHF Radio.

This class will give you the experience and confidence to know how to react in the case of emergencies, to competently and safely relieve someone at the wheel and stand a watch on your own.

Hands on class agenda includes:

Building your self confidence, learn the following…

  • The USCG Rules of the Road
  • Helmsmanship
  • Navigation
  • Radio Protocols
  • Docking
  • Anchoring
  • Perform Mechanical Checklists
  • Line Handling and Knot-Tying

E-mail for information regarding scheduling, pricing or any specific questions you might have.

Captain George Story


Captain George Story has worked on the water for 40 years, 30 as a professional licensed captain. Over those many years he has Skippered such boats as Whale Watch vessel, High Speed Commuter Catamarans and large Wind-Jamming Schooners and Ketches. Due to his knowledge of northern waterways he has been a sought after Harbor and River tour-boat captain. He has also command tugboats and working barges during winter months inspecting bridge, seawalls and pipelines

Throughout his career he has delighted in educating young and old alike in all aspects of the sea and waterways including how to safely drive boats of all sizes, even under the most adverse conditions. He was an instructor for the Coastal Bound Program. He is happiest when at the wheel of a boat of any size

As an educator, teaching the marine sciences has been a passion and labor of love. Maritime careers are never predictable given the constant challenges to be met. Sharing his knowledge of the sea brings Captain Story full circle.

Richard Congelosi

Richard Congelosi spent 47 years in the automobile industry. The last 30 as General Sales Manager for a well-known Jaguar dealer. Richard brings a background in finance, as well as organizational skills necessary for any business.

Richard is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has worked in several movies and TV programs, had his own rock ’n’ roll radio program “American Jukebox” on 3 stations in the Boston area for 12 years, Richard is always looking for the next adventure. A love for cars, and a fascination with boats brings Richard here.

One comment

  • Vital area here my uncles used to work on the old navigation aids many moons ago dragger’s and trawlers and we talked about this on a phone call! We have come a long ways with this new technology and satellite phones etc!! 🙂 Dave


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