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Currently Scheduled Seminars

Marine Radar
Sat 10 Sep 2022
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location: Map

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

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Sep 10

Don't get lost in the fog.

Whether you want to navigate safely or decide what equipment to purchase, this seminar provides clear advice.

Learn how RADAR works, how to use it effectively, and its limitations as a piloting aid. You'll receive a copy of the Student Notes that has copies of the slides used in the seminar.

The RADAR Book by Kevin Monahan is optionally available.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.

This seminar is no longer accepting online registrations.

VHF/DSC Marine Radio
Sat 08 Oct 2022
1000 EDT
2 hours
Location: Map

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

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Oct 10

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

Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
Sat 12 Nov 2022
1000 EST
2 hours
Location: Map

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

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Nov 12

Are you getting the most out of your sailboat? Learn how to set up your boat's rigging and how to use and adjust your sails for optimum performance under a wide range of conditions. You'll sail like a pro using the tips from this seminar. The seminar includes a copy of seminar Student Notes. The waterproof Captain's QuickGuide Sail Trim and Rig Tuning by Bill Gladstone and North Sails is optionally available.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.
Topics include:
  • Sail terminology
  • Rigging terminology
  • Mainsails
  • Headsails
  • Trimming tools
  • Wind flow on sails
  • Sail twist and tensioning
Rules of the Road
Sat 10 Dec 2022
1000 EST
2 hours
Location: Map

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

Members:$35Non-members:$45
Advance payment required by Dec 10

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.

As a courtesy, GLYC members receive our member rate.