$85.00 + tax -Includes 244-page full-color manual Boating Textbook, Boating Certificate, FL & NASBLA* Education Card & Lunch
America’s Boating Course (ABC) boat safety course materials include both a 244-page full-color manual The manual includes extensive diagrams, graphics, and boating tips. The boat safety course manual consists of five chapters packed with boating tips along with the nautical rules of the road.
One Day Boat Safety Course Outline/Chapters
Chapter 1 Getting Started – nautical terms. Required Safety Equipment-life jackets, fire ext. Going Boating – fueling, casting off, underway.
Chapter 2 Navigation Rules. Navigation Aids. Lights and Sound signals. Government Regulations. State and Local Regulations.
Chapter 3 Finding Your Way – nautical charts, electronic navigation. Anchoring. Adverse Conditions and Emergencies. Communications Afloat.
Chapter 4 Water Sports Safety – water skiing, hunting/fishing, paddling. Trailering. PWC Operation. Knots and Lines.
Self Study Chapter 5: Featuring hands-on exercises using standard plotting tools- only available in the 7-week course
(one day students may sit in on 7-week course for this chapter)Read More
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The next Practical On The Water Training course with instructors Ron Ziller and Tommy Nolan is taking place on November 9th-10th, 2019. This course is Free to members who have completed the Power Squadron ABC Boating course. We also offer a cyber member package and if you would like to upgrade to Full membership single membership you have that option too.
The course starts off in the classroom on Saturday morning at the PBPS and then is broken into groups for the On the Water portion of the training on Saturday & Sunday.Read More
Sailing Starts Monday, October 14th, 2019 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays. The instructor John Schaefer is a seasoned sailor who spends months sailing around the islands every year and has a wealth of knowledge to share with his students.
Sailing course created to serve the needs of the novice and experienced sailor, as well as the non-sailor, for basic skills and knowledge. The course starts with basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, safety, and sail processes and then tackles the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques. Students will have the option to take an addition 2 hour Sailing Class to learn hands-on the in a sailboat for an additional $20 fee (not included).
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$90+tax for Members $150 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts.
Students will learn parts of a sail, sail handling, sail terminology, types of boats & hull types, wind, Navigation Rules, Marlinespike, Seamanship, Docking & Anchoring, sailing in weather, and sailing safely.
Students will gain a better understanding of sailboats, parts, terminology, what makes them go, Navigation Rules, and safe sailing.
USPS SAIL Course book, pen/pencil, highlighter, notepad
Main Sail Trimming by Felix Marks (available through Amazon)
|10/14||Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type||CH 1, 2, 3||Ch 1, 2, 3|
|10/21||Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail||CH 4, 5, 6, 11||Ch 4, 5, 6, 11
|10/27||Wind, Sail Shape||CH 9, 10||Ch 9, 10|
|11/4||Stability, Balance||Ch 7, 8||Ch 7, 8|
|11/11||Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship||Ch 12, 13||Ch 12, 13|
|11/18||Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind||Ch 14, 15||Ch 14, 15|
|11/25||Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions||CH 17, 18||Ch 17, 18|
|12/2||Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely||CH 19, 20, 21||Ch 19, 20, 21|
|Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling
|Ch 22, 16||CH 22, 16||