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America's Boating Course
Starts: Wed 16 Oct 2019 @ 1900 EDT
6 sessions, 2 hours 30 mins each
Members: $15, Non-members: $20
Location: Map

Great Lakes Yacht Club
23900 Jefferson Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080

America's Boating Course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America's Boating Course. This course also provides a sound basis for continuing your recreational boating education.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

Topics include:
  • Types of boats and their uses
  • Boating laws – federal and state
  • Safety equipment – required and recommended
  • Finding your way
  • Dealing with adverse conditions
  • Communications
  • Trailering, knots and lines, and water sports
  • Introduction to electronic navigation using paper charts and chartplotters
Instructor:

P/C Tom Geggie, SN


America's Boating Course
Starts: Wed 16 Oct 2019 @ 1900 EDT
6 sessions, 2 hours 30 mins each
Members: $15, Non-members: $20

Great Lakes Yacht Club
23900 Jefferson Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080

America's Boating Course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America's Boating Course. This course also provides a sound basis for continuing your recreational boating education.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

Topics include:
  • Types of boats and their uses
  • Boating laws – federal and state
  • Safety equipment – required and recommended
  • Finding your way
  • Dealing with adverse conditions
  • Communications
  • Trailering, knots and lines, and water sports
  • Introduction to electronic navigation using paper charts and chartplotters
Instructor:

P/C Tom Geggie, SN

This course is no longer accepting online registrations.

Advanced Grade

Advanced Piloting
Starts: Thu 17 Oct 2019 @ 1900 EDT
10 sessions, 2 hours 30 mins each
Members: $100, Non-members: $150
Location: Map

Bloomfield Hills City Hall
45 E Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Advanced Piloting is the third of our Advanced Grade courses. It continues to build coastal and inland navigation skill, allowing the student to take on more challenging conditions – unfamiliar waters, limited visibility, and extended cruises. GPS is embraced as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chart plotters, and other electronic navigation tools. As with Piloting, the course includes many in-class exercises, advancing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning.


There will be no class on Thursday 28 November.

Topics include:
  • Electronic Navigation
  • GPS
  • Digital Charts
  • Plotters
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Radar
  • Positioning
  • Bearings
  • When Electronics Fail
  • Piloting with Tides, Winds & Currents
Instructors:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN
P/C Tom Geggie, SN

Prerequisite course:

Piloting


Advanced Piloting
Starts: Thu 17 Oct 2019 @ 1900 EDT
10 sessions, 2 hours 30 mins each
Members: $100, Non-members: $150

Bloomfield Hills City Hall
45 E Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Advanced Piloting is the third of our Advanced Grade courses. It continues to build coastal and inland navigation skill, allowing the student to take on more challenging conditions – unfamiliar waters, limited visibility, and extended cruises. GPS is embraced as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chart plotters, and other electronic navigation tools. As with Piloting, the course includes many in-class exercises, advancing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning.


There will be no class on Thursday 28 November.

Topics include:
  • Electronic Navigation
  • GPS
  • Digital Charts
  • Plotters
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Radar
  • Positioning
  • Bearings
  • When Electronics Fail
  • Piloting with Tides, Winds & Currents
Instructors:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN
P/C Tom Geggie, SN

Prerequisite course:

Piloting