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Cruise Planning

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Cruise Planning

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.

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

Feb 20, 2023 Monday 1900-2100 10 Sessions

Diesel Engines

$ 125.00$ 150.00

Join our class that will cover all aspects of your diesel engine. In this hands-on class you will learn operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the engine.

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

 

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.

Engine Maintenance

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Engine Maintenance

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. No mechanical knowledge or prior experience is required.

Instructor: Barry Rush 631-987-8388 brush41@verizon.net

September 12, 2022 Monday 1900-2030  7 sessions

 

 

General Operating Account

$50.00 is the default amount but can be changed. Please choose the amount you would like to donate in increments of $5.00.

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.

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

May 20, 2021: 1900-2100 Thurs 1 Session
May 19, 2022: 1900-2100 Thurs 1 Session

Instructor Development

$ 0.00$ 30.00

Instructor Development

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.

This course is a requirement to become an ABC course instructor.

Instructor: Sylvia Wedge, 941-951-6806, sylwedge@gmail.com

September 6, 2022 Tuesday 1830-2030 4 sessions

 

Introduction to Celestial Navigation, Illustrated & Animated

$ 40.00

“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: Joe Barneete

 

Introduction to Navigation

$ 40.00

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 941-928-9207, cjbarnette@yahoo.com

 

Marine Communication Systems

$ 75.00$ 125.00

Marine Communication Systems

The classes will take place weekly for 7-weeks.

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.

Instructor: Demetri Lignos, 941-400-5086, Demetri.lignos@gmail.com

February 7, 2023 1800-2000 Tuesday 7 sessions

 

Marine Electrical Systems

$ 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.

October 4, 2022 Tuesday 1800-2000 7 Nights

Instructor: Demetri Lignos, 941-400-5086, Demetri.lignos@gmail.com

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.

Instructor: Howard Barach 941-923-3302, hbarach@aol.com

February 7, 2023  Tuesday 1900-2100 10 Sessions

Using VHF & VHF/DSC Radio

$ 40.00

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

Feb 16, 2022: 1900-2100 Wed 1 Session