Each team will be required to compete in 7 different exercises, which comprise the following marine-related areas:

  1. Seamanship
  2. Cargo Work
  3. Shiphandling/Navigation
  4. Offshore Operations
  5. Dynamic Positioning
  6. Search and Rescue
  7. Marine Emergency Duties

As some of these nautical skills may be new to some of the student participants (especially 1st year students), preparation material for each exercise will be provided prior to competition day. This information will be directly related to the tasks that the participants would be expected to know and perform. Students may also reach out to the Exercise Leads, volunteer Master Mariners who design the exercises. These leads will be identified when the official competition date is announced.