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Currently Scheduled Seminars

Basic Weather and Forecasting
Sat 08 May 2021
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location:

Virtual

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by May 8

Are the winds too strong? What is a "small craft advisory"? The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent.

This seminar, a must for boaters who have never taken a weather course, will help you answer these questions and gain an understanding of the forces acting on your boat. Understand the forecast and know what to expect, whether you're in a kayak, trawler, sailboat, or schooner.

This seminar presents a complex subject in a way that is both understandable and useful.

Each seminar participant receives a Student Guide with slide images and complete notes written especially for the seminar. An optional waterproof McGraw Hill Captain’s QuickGuide – Onboard Weather Forecasting – designed for onboard and field use is also available.

Instructor:

P/R/C Don Fiander, SN

Using GPS
Sat 05 Jun 2021
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location:

Virtual

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Jun 5

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.

Rules of the Road
Sat 10 Jul 2021
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location:

Virtual

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Sep 11

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.

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.


This seminar is also available as a component of the Boat Handling course.

Confidence in Docking and Undocking
Sat 14 Aug 2021
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location:

Virtual

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Aug 14

This seminar is also available as a component of the Boat Handling course.

Anchoring with Assurance
Sat 11 Sep 2021
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location:

Virtual

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Sep 11

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.


This seminar is also available as a component of the Boat Handling course.

Emergencies on Board
Sat 09 Oct 2021
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location:

Virtual

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Oct 9

Learn how to adequately prepare for common emergencies and deal with them when they occur.

Gain practical knowledge about accident prevention, running aground, onboard fires, getting lost, towing, and medical emergencies.

A must-have for skippers, this seminar provides valuable skills for anyone venturing on the water.


This seminar is also available as a component of the Boat Handling course.

Boating with Confidence
Sat 06 Nov 2021
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location:

Virtual

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Nov 6

This seminar is also available as a component of the Boat Handling course.

Knots and Line Handling
Sat 11 Dec 2021
1000 EST
2 hours
Location:

Virtual

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Dec 11

All thumbs when it comes to securing your boat and gear? In this hands-on program, you'll learn to tie the most useful knots.


This seminar is also available as a component of the Boat Handling course.