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An Introduction to Celestial Navigation, Illustrated and Animated

$ 40.00

February 18th and 20th, 2020, from 7-9 pm.

Graham Peterson’s cell number is 828-290-8088

“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.

The class will be presented in a two day format with each session lasting approximately two hours. It will be held at the main headquarters of the Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron at 2814 Hyde Park St., Sarasota, FL. The class will be held on February 18th and 20th, 2020, from 7-9 pm. Call now to reserve your space as seating may be limited. For more information, and to pre-register for this class go to and click on the “Education” tab, then find the class entitled “Introduction to Celestial Navigation”.

Basic Coastal Navigation Seminar

$ 40.00$ 70.00

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.

Next Basic Coastal Navigation Seminar: January 16th, 2020

Hurricane Prep

$ 40.00

Hurricanes & Boats

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.

June 25th, 2020

Using VHF & VHF/DSC Radio

$ 40.00$ 70.00

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.

Next Using VHF/DSC Radio Seminar – February 20th, 2020