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How to Use a Chart

$ 25.00

How to Use a Chart

The NOAA Chart No. 1 is the quintessential reference to chart details but is difficult to understand. This seminar walks you through what you really need to know in an entertaining and interesting fashion. In addition to teaching you all about your chart, this seminar walks you through the essentials of laying out a safe course, and the steps to measure a course with the USPS plotter.

Contact Sam Doak with any questions: samdoaksrq@gmail.com or 540-250-6903

October 22, 2024 1830-2030 Tuesday

Hurricane Prep

$ 25.00

Hurricane Prep

When a named storm threatens, you need to be prepared and protect your boat.  In this short seminar, you’ll learn how to select a location from which to weather the storm and prepare your boat for a hurricane. The kit includes Student Notes with copies of the slides.

Instructor: Joe Barnette 941-928-9207, cjbarnette@yahoo.com

No class is scheduled at this time.

Introduction to Celestial Navigation, Illustrated & Animated

$ 50.00

“An Introduction to Celestial Navigation, Illustrated and Animated”, has been designed specifically for the fun and intellectual enjoyment of individuals who may have an interest in this fascinating science. No quizzes, no final exams, no homework. No prior knowledge required. Just come for the “big picture” of navigating by the sky. The class is presented as an introduction to a more comprehensive two-course series on celestial navigation offered by the Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron.

Instructor: Graham Petersen  |  828-290-8088  |  grahamcelnav@gmail.com

No class is scheduled at this time.

 

Introduction to Marine Navigation

$ 25.00

Introduction to Navigation

Today, electronics have radically changed navigation, but understanding the basics helps you gain confidence in your equipment and your own skills.

In this seminar you’ll learn practical techniques to plan, navigate, and check your progress on the water. You will develop situational awareness skills using your eyes and navigation tools to quickly point to your position on a chart, and be able to use backup techniques when the electronics become suspect. This seminar will help both captain and crew to navigate safely and comfortably.

The seminar kit contains The Weekend Navigator textbook, a Seminar Notes booklet, and Maptech’s Chart Navigator Training CD, which includes software and digital charts to gain familiarity with this new technology.

Instructor: Joe Barnette  941-957-0443, cjbarnette@yahoo.com

Next class date

October  26, 2023,  1830-2030 Thursday

Intro to Using a Sextant

$ 25.00

Intro to Using a Sextant

Contact: Ed Fisch with any questions: edcar2@aol.com or 941-923-5277

This 2-hour seminar will show you the basics of celestial navigation and use of a sextant. This is a fun hands-on class (you will use a sextant) in which you will get to experience what it was like to navigate before GPS and chart plotters.  The sextant is still a useful non-electronic option to know your position on the water or land.

November (TBD), 2024 1830 – 2030 Tuesday

Paddle Smart

$ 25.00

Paddle Smart

Encompassing everything from canoes, kayaks and paddle boats make boating affordable and accessible for everyone.  USPS training helps you do it safely.  Based on a compendium of information from the paddling community, this seminar prepares you to boat safely on small lakes, streams, and rivers. The seminar kit includes an attendee workbook for note-taking and reference and “The Complete Sea Kayaker’s Handbook” by Shelly Johnson. Included as a bonus is “Introduction to Paddling – canoeing basics for lakes and rivers” by the American Canoe Association.

Instructor Ed Fisch, 941-923-5277  edcar2@aol.com

No class is scheduled at this time.

Partner in Command

$ 25.00

Partner in Command

Are you a crew member or passenger who has no idea what’s going on during a boat trip?  Learn the essential skills you will need to help the skipper safely operate a recreational boat, including how to respond in an emergency.  You’ll become an asset on board with Partner in Command.

The Partner in Command seminar includes an introduction to boating, understanding anchoring, docking, and navigation, preparing for bad weather, first aid and on-board emergencies, and more.

Contact Sam Doak with any questions: samdoaksrq@gmail.com or 540-250-6903.

December 3, 2024 1830-2030 Tuesday

Using Marine GPS

$ 25.00

“An Introduction to Using Marine GPS, Illustrated and Animated”, has been designed specifically for the fun and intellectual enjoyment of individuals who may have an interest in this fascinating science. No quizzes, no final exams, no homework. No prior knowledge required. Just come for the “big picture” of Using Marine GPS. The class is presented by the Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron.

Instructor: Joe Barnette  |  941-928-9207  |  cjbarnette@yahoo.com

No class is scheduled at this time.

 

Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio

$ 25.00

Using VHF & VHF/DSC Radio

Get familiar with your boat’s VHF marine radio in just two hours.  Experienced instructors teach you how to use VHF radio like a pro, including the new digital selective calling (DSC) rescue feature.  You’ll also get tips on purchasing and installing VHF to get the most out of your investment. A handy waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s QuickGuide Using VHF is included with essential information that you should have aboard. This QuickGuide explains to anyone on your crew how to use the radio, a real benefit if you’re unable to help in an emergency.

Instructor: Joe Barnette 941-928-9207, cjbarnette@yahoo.com

No class is scheduled at this time.

Weather For Boaters

$ 25.00

Weather For Boaters

Contact: Michael Wedge with any questions: captwedge1@gmail.com or 941-951-6806

The safety and comfort of those who venture out-on-the-water has always been weather dependent. This seminar is a must for boaters who have never taken a weather course. The complex subject of weather is presented in a way that is both understandable and useful.

Topics include:

  • Air Masses and Fronts
  • Winds
  • Storms
  • Clouds and Thunderstorms
  • Fog and
  • Forecasting

September 10, 2024 1830-2030 Tuesday