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Currently Scheduled Seminars


VHF/DSC Marine Radio
Sat 19 Oct 2019 @ 0900 EDT
2 hours
Members: $25, Non-members: $35
Location: Map

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

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 optionally available 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.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN


Using GPS
Sat 09 Nov 2019 @ 1000 EST
2 hours
Members: $35, Non-members: $45
Location: Map

West Marine
789 E Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083

Sure, GPS can get you where you need to go, but did you know you can use it to steer your boat accurately?

Enhance your boating experience by getting the most out of today's feature-packed GPS devices.

Learn how to store and use waypoints, build and execute routes, and monitor steering. You can also get tips on connecting your GPS to your VHF marine radio, which opens up a new world of digital hailing and distress signaling.

A waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s QuickGuide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS, is optionally available.

Instructor:

P/C Robert Blau, SN


Mastering the Rules of the Road
Sat 16 Nov 2019 @ 0900 EST
2 hours
Members: $25, Non-members: $35
Location: Map

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

Don't leave the dock without knowing the rules of the road. This seminar simplifies the sometimes complex U.S. Inland Rules and International Rules, or COLREGS, for the recreational boater. Through examples, you'll discover how to avoid collisions in various situations, the differences between power and sailboat rules, and the special rules for fishing vessel. This seminar includes Student Notes with slides.

The downloadable US Coast Guard's Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook is the supporting text. This seminar is also a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

Topics include:
  • Avoiding collisions
  • Meeting head on
  • Crossing
  • Overtaking
  • Sailing vessels
  • Vessel responsibilities
  • Fishing vessels
  • Lights and shapes on vessels
  • Sounds signals
  • Restricted visibility
  • Distress signals
Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN


Anchoring
Sat 07 Dec 2019 @ 0900 EST
2 hours
Members: $25, Non-members: $35
Location: Map

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

Don't drift! Understand the issues and problems involving anchoring, such as anchor types and sizes. Learn proper anchoring techniques for your area. By understanding anchoring conditions and situations, you'll protect your boat and get a good night's sleep on the water. The seminar materials include the Anchoring Seminar booklet and an optional Anchoring QuickGuide.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

Topics include:
  • How much line or chain to use
  • Anchor lines
  • Anchor chains
  • Holding power
  • Anchor types
  • What size anchor
  • Anchoring
  • Tips and tricks
  • Buying an anchor
  • Where common anchors work best
Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN


Anchoring
Sat 11 Jan 2020 @ 1000 EST
2 hours
Members: $35, Non-members: $45
Location: Map

West Marine
789 E Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083

Don't drift! Understand the issues and problems involving anchoring, such as anchor types and sizes. Learn proper anchoring techniques for your area. By understanding anchoring conditions and situations, you'll protect your boat and get a good night's sleep on the water. The seminar materials include the Anchoring Seminar booklet and an optional Anchoring QuickGuide.

Topics include:
  • Anchor chains
  • Holding power
  • Anchor types
  • What size anchor
  • Anchoring
  • Tips and tricks
  • Buying an anchor
  • Where common anchors work best
  • How much line or chain to use
  • Anchor lines
Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN


VHF/DSC Marine Radio
Sat 19 Oct 2019 @ 0900 EDT
2 hours
Members: $25, Non-members: $35

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

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 optionally available 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.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN

This seminar is no longer accepting online registrations.


Using GPS
Sat 09 Nov 2019 @ 1000 EST
2 hours
Members: $35, Non-members: $45

West Marine
789 E Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083

Sure, GPS can get you where you need to go, but did you know you can use it to steer your boat accurately?

Enhance your boating experience by getting the most out of today's feature-packed GPS devices.

Learn how to store and use waypoints, build and execute routes, and monitor steering. You can also get tips on connecting your GPS to your VHF marine radio, which opens up a new world of digital hailing and distress signaling.

A waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s QuickGuide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS, is optionally available.

Instructor:

P/C Robert Blau, SN


Mastering the Rules of the Road
Sat 16 Nov 2019 @ 0900 EST
2 hours
Members: $25, Non-members: $35

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

Don't leave the dock without knowing the rules of the road. This seminar simplifies the sometimes complex U.S. Inland Rules and International Rules, or COLREGS, for the recreational boater. Through examples, you'll discover how to avoid collisions in various situations, the differences between power and sailboat rules, and the special rules for fishing vessel. This seminar includes Student Notes with slides.

The downloadable US Coast Guard's Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook is the supporting text. This seminar is also a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

Topics include:
  • Avoiding collisions
  • Meeting head on
  • Crossing
  • Overtaking
  • Sailing vessels
  • Vessel responsibilities
  • Fishing vessels
  • Lights and shapes on vessels
  • Sounds signals
  • Restricted visibility
  • Distress signals
Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN


Anchoring
Sat 07 Dec 2019 @ 0900 EST
2 hours
Members: $25, Non-members: $35

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

Don't drift! Understand the issues and problems involving anchoring, such as anchor types and sizes. Learn proper anchoring techniques for your area. By understanding anchoring conditions and situations, you'll protect your boat and get a good night's sleep on the water. The seminar materials include the Anchoring Seminar booklet and an optional Anchoring QuickGuide.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

Topics include:
  • How much line or chain to use
  • Anchor lines
  • Anchor chains
  • Holding power
  • Anchor types
  • What size anchor
  • Anchoring
  • Tips and tricks
  • Buying an anchor
  • Where common anchors work best
Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN


Anchoring
Sat 11 Jan 2020 @ 1000 EST
2 hours
Members: $35, Non-members: $45

West Marine
789 E Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083

Don't drift! Understand the issues and problems involving anchoring, such as anchor types and sizes. Learn proper anchoring techniques for your area. By understanding anchoring conditions and situations, you'll protect your boat and get a good night's sleep on the water. The seminar materials include the Anchoring Seminar booklet and an optional Anchoring QuickGuide.

Topics include:
  • Anchor chains
  • Holding power
  • Anchor types
  • What size anchor
  • Anchoring
  • Tips and tricks
  • Buying an anchor
  • Where common anchors work best
  • How much line or chain to use
  • Anchor lines
Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN