Docking or berthing a boat, whether in a pen, alongside a T-bar pontoon, bow first or stern first, is a very daunting prospect for many sailors.
However, docking is not one of the hardest boat handling skills to learn. Practice makes perfect, but unfortunately not many people have the opportunity to repeatedly practice docking skills.
EastSail offers private one hour sessions to teach docking skills and includes lots of hands-on manoeuvrings in a few different types of docking situations and will complement RYA courses. $175 for one hour private.
Skills covered include:
Reading the wind
Predicting how the wind will effect docking manoeuvres