gCaptain is excited to announce, in partnership with TRANSAS, Professional Mariner Magazine and Northeast Maritime Institute, the First Annual International Shiphandling Championship to be held at Northeast Maritime’s Fairhaven, Massachusetts campus from June 5 -7th, 2009.
The contest is open to the first fifty licensed professional mariners who send applications to NMI. These qualified mariners will compete for a total purse of $50,000. First place will be $30,000, second place $15,000 and third place $5,000. Professionally trained, these mariners will test their shiphandling skills against Mother Nature by using a state of the art TRANSAS Ship simulator and Tug simulator. These vessels will be operating under various simulation scenarios for the prestigious title of International Shiphandling Champion. Each mariner will be challenged by four different vessel types in different geographical areas each with a different shiphandling challenge. Contestants will be scored by a panel of judges and the TRANSAS Evaluation and Assessment System.
If your skills can match those of the world’s best shiphandlers then we encourage you to click HERE for more information.