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America's Boating Club®

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America's Boating Club®

Birmingham Squadron

Come for the boating education...
Stay for the friends.℠

Currently Scheduled Courses

Advanced Grade

Seamanship
Starts: Wed 19 Sep 2018 @ 1900 EDT
9 sessions, 2 hours 30 mins each
Members: $75, Non-members: $125
Location: Map

St Joseph Mercy Oakland — Education Center
44555 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341

Seamanship is the first of the Advanced Level courses and presents material applicable to both power and sail, covering such topics as the construction and functioning of a boat, the skipper’s responsibilities, preparing the boat for use, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions in close quarters and on the open water, rules of the road, anchoring, emergencies, and marlinespike/basic knots. The Appendices include boating into the waters of Canada and Mexico.

*****

This is a pilot of the new format for this course. It will be offered as six modules. The course materials will be available as a PDF.

Topics include:
  • Rules of the Road — A Practical Approach
  • Confidence in Docking and Undocking — Slow Speed Maneuvering
  • Boating With Confidence — Handling Your Boat Underway
  • Anchoring with Assurance — Don’t Get Carried Away
  • Emergencies on Board — Preparation for Handling Common Problems
  • Knots and Line Handling — The Knots You Need to Know

Park in the southeast visitor parking lot.

Go in the single sliding door labeled “Entrance,” then walk through to the lobby. Immediately as you reach the lobby, go down the stairs with the glass railing on your left.

The class will be in the Baber Room.


Seamanship

Starts: Wed 19 Sep 2018 @ 1900 EDT
9 sessions, 2 hours 30 mins each
Members: $75, Non-members: $125

St Joseph Mercy Oakland — Education Center
44555 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341

Park in the southeast visitor parking lot.

Go in the single sliding door labeled “Entrance,” then walk through to the lobby. Immediately as you reach the lobby, go down the stairs with the glass railing on your left.

The class will be in the Baber Room.

Seamanship is the first of the Advanced Level courses and presents material applicable to both power and sail, covering such topics as the construction and functioning of a boat, the skipper’s responsibilities, preparing the boat for use, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions in close quarters and on the open water, rules of the road, anchoring, emergencies, and marlinespike/basic knots. The Appendices include boating into the waters of Canada and Mexico.

*****

This is a pilot of the new format for this course. It will be offered as six modules. The course materials will be available as a PDF.

Topics include:
  • Rules of the Road — A Practical Approach
  • Confidence in Docking and Undocking — Slow Speed Maneuvering
  • Boating With Confidence — Handling Your Boat Underway
  • Anchoring with Assurance — Don’t Get Carried Away
  • Emergencies on Board — Preparation for Handling Common Problems
  • Knots and Line Handling — The Knots You Need to Know