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Cruising & Cruise Planning

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Cruising and Cruise Planning

Contact instructor for dates and time – Joe Barnette 941-928-9207 cjbarnette@yahoo.com

Want to take a “road trip” on the water?  Gain the confidence and practical skills needed to explore ports and coves for a weekend or weeks at a time.  Take Cruising and Cruise Planning and join your fellow boaters for raft-ups and rendezvous up the river, down the bay, and along the coast.

Electronic Navigation

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Electronic Navigation

Learn the ins and outs of your boat’s navigation systems.  Gain the confidence in understanding Global Positioning Systems (GPS),  chart plotters, programming, using computers and tablets, and readily available software on the market today. There is also a section devoted to the Automatic Identification System (AIS). Enroll in this course today.

Start Date:  October 8th, 2020

Engine Maintenance

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Engine Maintenance

Contact instructor for dates and time – Barry Rush 631-987-8399 brush41@verizon.net

Every skipper needs to understand the fundamentals of gas and diesel engines to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems under way.  Learn about transmissions, propellers, and steering.  Get the knowledge you need to keep your boat in tiptop shape.

Start Date: TBD

Instructor Development

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Instructor Development

October 19th, 2020

Unlike other USPS courses, the Instructor Development course is not designed to enhance boating skills. Rather, its emphasis is on enhancing presentation techniques and instructor skills. The course has been designed to demonstrate interactive teaching methods focused on adult learning. Students are required to prepare lesson plans and give three presentations to their peers utilizing a variety of teaching aids and presentation skills.

Marine Communication Systems

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Marine Communication Systems

Tuesday, Feb 4th

Starting on February 4th at 6:00 PM. The classes will take place weekly for 7-weeks. The instructor is Demetri Lignos and his email address is: (demetri.lignos@gmail.com) in case you have any questions about the course.

Become a better boater by mastering your radio in the digital age.  Learn voice communications and the use of digital selective calling (DSC), and get the skills you need for a day sail or offshore adventure.  Learn from experienced instructors in an interactive classroom environment.

Start Date: Tuesday, Feb 4th

Marine Electronics

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Marine Electrical Systems

Learn the ins and outs of your boat’s electrical systems.  Gain the confidence to tackle direct current, shore power and communications installations.  Ensure the safety and reliability of your vessel; enroll in this course today.

This course is usually completed in nine two-hour sessions, followed by an exam.

Start Date:  October 6, 2020, 7 weeks, 1900-2100

Sail

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Sail

Learn about basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety from experienced USPS sailors.  Then tackle the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions.  This course will benefit non-sailors as well as novice and experienced sailors.

Start Date: January 14th, 2020

Weather

$ 75.00$ 125.00

WEATHER

Contact Instructor for dates and time: Mike Wedge 941-951-6806 captwedge1@gmail.com

For boaters, knowing the forecast isn’t enough; you need to understand its impact on you and your boat.  Gain the knowledge and confidence to venture out on the water.  Be a responsible skipper, protect your friends and family and take this course today.

Start Date: TBD