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  • USCG Approved Leadership and Managerial Skills (5 day – 35 hrs)
  • USCG Leadership and Teamworking Skills (1 day 8 hrs – on Mondays)         



 Last class of the year. Seats still open.

              23-27 Jan

              13-17 Feb

              6-10 Mar

              10-14 Apr

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Baymont Inn & Suites Bremerton WA


5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312

(360) 377-7666

A special has been set up for those who attend our class and wish to stay at this hotel. $89 + tax




This course is for maritime officers required to meet the Leadership and Management training per the 2010 STCW Manila Convention.






Hosted By:


West Coast Maritime Training, Ltd    




About the training: This training is the US Coast Guard approved 5 day or 1 day Leadership and Managerial Skills as mandated by the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments. Many have told us they dreaded the thought of taking a class such as this, but after the week is over we hear it is probably one of the best STCW classes they ever took and were very happy to have attended. You will learn quite a bit about yourself and especially relationships…which is the basis of building trust and is the bedrock of leadership. This comes from the grizzliest, saltiest sea captains we have taught.


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Baymont Inn:

The Bremerton L&M course is set up to be taught at the Baymont Inn and Suites when we have a larger group than can be comfortably seated in our Callow classroom. The Baymont is a very clean comfortable hotel a few miles from the ferry dock. It does not have a restaurant. However, great food is nearby. http://www.baymontinns.com/hotels/washington/bremerton/baymont-inn-and-suites-bremerton-wa/hotel-overview?WID=LC:BU:20160226:RIO:Local:SM-bupaci

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Flagship INN: (alternative Hotel for berthing)

Another hotel nearby( about 1 mile away), is clean and comfortable, They do not charge by the hour ( a little Navy town humor), is the Flagship Inn. They are a little older hotel, and our students have given them good reviews. IF you tell them you are taking our course, their price is $69 per night. Flagship Inn  flagshipinn.com 

4320 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312   (360) 479-6566.

Testimonials from our students:

  • Testimonials from our students:

    “Greetings All, Just completed the 5 day Leadership class with Cap' Virgil. He has a SOLID maritime background, and put on a great class.” MtSkier From g captain forum dtd 15 April 16

    “Good Class!” Capt Boe E.

    "Thank you for such a valuable and interesting class. Well worth it!” Capt Joe L.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    "Hearing horror stories from co-workers (all of who took this course at other different places), I was dreading this class. I could not be any more pleased with the class and the quality of instruction. Highly recommend." -Frank D.

    "Best Management and Leadership Therapy ever." Capt August L.

    "Class was informative." - Audra

  • Testimonials from our students:

    "I was impressed with the quantity and quantity of the information presented. I would highly recommend this course for meeting the STCW requirements" – Richard L.

    “Virgil Elkinton has a vast and varied amount of sea experience (which) makes him an ideal educator” Capt John H.

    “The Class was well organized and presented excellently” Capt. Mike W.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    "An Excellent and engaging instructor. Clearly well versed and interested in the subject material. Very relevant topics to both today’s work place and shipboard management. Just because certain behaviors are not illegal does not mean they are ethical -does not mean that they can be tolerated in the workplace. The loss to the company can be very high in real dollars terms for not dealing with those workplace issues." - Larry O’

    "Virgil went above and beyond normal USCG requirements and has created one, if not one of the best and most interesting classes that I have attended. Kudos!" -Capt. Jeff R.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    "Capt. Virgil was a great instructor for this class. He showed great enthusiasm for the subject. I know I will be using what I learned in class both in my professional and private life." - Capt Russel F.

    "Learn something interesting about yourself, SURPRISE!" - James C.

    "Experience always shows up in an instructor." – Thumbs Up! Mike L.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    "The instructor is fun, energetic, and presents the information in a connectable way. Enjoyed the exercises! Personal quizzes brought them home & did the tests with (my) significant other- We had fun and learned a lot." – Trygue. W.

    "A solid foundation in Leadership and Management theory." – Mike. L.

    "The class was more than I expected. Was really expecting and HR seminar. This was a very informative (class) and provided a litany of useful tools for work and life." – Lee W.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    "I found the class very informative. The instructor’s first-hand real world experience helped mold this “required” class into a course of instruction that I not only found helpful, but I could apply in my own circumstances." – Ron L.

    "Virgil was an excellent instructor. He involved all students in the class material, held our attention, and provided good information and thought provoking ideas and feedback." – Doane B.

    “Thanks Virgil. Well Done with the course. Very Informative.” Capt. Micah C.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    "Virgil went above and beyond normal USCG requirements and has created one, if not one of the best and most interesting classes that I have attended. Kudos!" -Capt. Jeff R.

    “Great school teaches you what you need, also easy to ask questions about any materials in the study guide.” -Andy T.

    “Thorough. Informative.” -Leigh M.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    “Although the class was mandatory, Capt. Virgil was excellent and made the material interesting and useful. I will be implementing many tools learned in this class in my professional and personal life.” -Brian H.

    “Interesting and informative course…It will help me be a better manager at sea.”- Michael H.

    “Great job, Virgil! Well delivered, fun topics. Made the required rewarding and relevant.” – Scott W.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    “I definitely recommend Capt. Virgil to future mariners. These experiences are well/greatly related to the course. Great class,” -Ray V.

    I really appreciated Virgil’s enthusiasm in class and his passion for this material. He was able to very successfully relate the principles of leadership and management to the shipboard environment.” -Jon K.

    “Great course. Good location. I was able to squeeze this in my busy schedule because of the many classes available. Thanks!” -Dave R.

  • Testimonials from our students:

    “Virgil is very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter while making it relatable to the mariners.” -Ryan W.

    “Virgil is the best 30,000 foot pilot I have ever flown with. He covered a sleepy subject with life and excitement.” -Chris B.