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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

Jan 11, 2021: 1900-2100 Mon 10 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 & Boats

$ 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

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.

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 www.sarasota-boating.org and click on the “Education” tab, then find the class entitled “Introduction to Celestial Navigation”.

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

Jan 9, 2021: 0900-1300 Sat 1 Session
Mar 13, 2021: 0900-1300 Sat 1 Session

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

October 2021 – TBD

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.

February 2nd, 1800 – 2000 for 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

Jan 5, 2021: 1900-2100 Tues 10 Sessions

Small Boat Maneuvering Course

$ 125.00$ 175.00

Small Boat Maneuvering Course

Sarasota Power & Sail Squadron in partnership with Freedom Boat Club has developed an on the water small boat maneuvering course. We put you behind the helm of a 20’ -23’ outboard and instruct you in the basic maneuvers-docking & undocking, pivot turns, close quarter boat handling, throttle control, engine control, planning, crossing wakes and anchoring. 2 1/2 hours of classroom to brush up on the regulations and review what maneuvers we will do on the water. 15-20 minutes on the only virtual boat maneuvering simulator in the state of Florida then 4 hours of on the water, hands on training. $125 member price, $175 non-member price.

Completion  certificate of a classroom course ( sorry no on-line course completion certificates are accepted for this course) of a  United States Power Squadron or United States Coast Guard Auxiliary safe boating course is required to take this course. Open to persons 21 years and older.

Instructor: Bill Boos, 941-451-8994, wmrboos1504@gmail.com

Oct 21, 2020: 1830-2100 Wed 1 Classroom Session
Dec 2, 2020: 1830-2100 Wed 1 Classroom Session
Feb 10, 2021: 1830-2100 Wed 1 Classroom Session
Mar 10, 2021: 1830-2100 Wed 1 Classroom Session

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.

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

Feb 20, 2021: 1000-1200 Saturday 1 Session

Boat Handling

$ 75.00$ 100.00

Boat Handling

Build boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures. Boat Handling provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in boat handling and maneuvering, boat operation, skipper’s responsibilities, and boating techniques that will advance your boating enjoyment.

Learn the types of boats, knots, and boat handling in varying sea conditions. Prerequisite: ABC Boat Safety class. This course is normally completed in 7 two-hour sessions: six sessions of study, one session of review and exam.

Instructor: Bill Boos, 941-451-8994, wmrboos1504@gmail.com

Oct 22, 2020: 1830-2030 Thurs 7 Sessions (THIS IS A ZOOM CLASS)
Jan 28, 2021: 1830-2030 Thurs 7 Sessions
May 6, 2021: 1830-2030 Thurs 7 Sessions

Marine Navigation

$ 100.00$ 150.00

Marine Navigation

Learn the essentials of safe coastal and inland navigation using basic GPS in conjunction with charts and other marine data.  The Marine Navigation course teaches you how to use the GPS along with traditional dead reckoning techniques for planning and laying out safe routes, as well as ensuring that you are on-course while underway.

Jan 11, 2021: 1830-2100 Mon 10 Sessions

Offshore Navigation

$ 100.00$ 150.00

Offshore Navigation

What happens when your GPS fails? Have fun and satisfy your curiosity about boating in the days before electronics in the Offshore Navigation course.  Learn to use a marine sextant to take sights on celestial objects such as the sun.  Even if you are not traveling long distances offshore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available.  Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight.

In Offshore Navigation, you will continue to use GPS as the primary position sensor as you learned in Marine Navigation and Advanced Marine Navigation, but with celestial navigation as your backup technique. Because terrestrial landmarks are no longer visible to the offshore navigator, you will learn to use a marine sextant and the sun as your reference point, derive a line of position, and develop a running fix. You will also learn to calculate your latitude from a noon sight on the sun.

This interesting and challenging course emphasizes the practical aspects of daytime celestial navigation. You will also learn to prepare a sight folder that documents your positioning skills using sights taken on the sun. The course will take approximately 13 weeks to complete and you will have two additional weeks to complete an open book exam.

Course Requirements- Prior Completion of Marine Navigation and Advanced Marine Navigation

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

Sept 23, 2020: 0900-1100 Wed 13 Sessions

Celestial Navigation

$ 100.00$ 150.00

Celestial Navigation

Learn navigation using all the celestial bodies! Use navigational software tools to plan and execute an offshore voyage. In the event of a loss of electronics on board, you’ll be glad you took this course and developed the necessary backup skills for an offshore voyage. Even if you have no plans to travel offshore, you will be able to impress your boating friends with your depth of celestial knowledge.

The Celestial Navigation course will teach you how to use the moon, planets, and stars to determine your position at morning and evening twilight to supplement daytime sights on the sun, moon, and bright planets. You will also get access to and use navigational software tools that can be used to plan and execute any voyage.

Course Requirements- Prior Completion of Coastal Navigation

Advanced Registration Required

Instructor: Graham Peterson 828-290-8088 Gpete909@gmail.com

Jan 7, 2021: 1900-2100 13 sessions