11/16/19 ABC One Day Boating Class

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One Day Boating Safety Course

Saturday, November 16th 8:30 am – 4: 30 pm

$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.

*NASBLA card good thru out the USA and many other Countries. This One Day ABC Boating safety course consists of Four chapters with a textbook 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)

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Practical On The Water Training course


Course is Full

Email: education@pompanobeachpowersquadron.com to be put on waiting list.

  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.

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Hands-On and Classroom 10 week Sail course.


10 Week Sailing Course

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).


Sign Up Today, Space is limited

$90+tax for Members $150 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts.


General Information


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.

Expectations and Goals

Students will gain a better understanding of sailboats, parts, terminology, what makes them go, Navigation Rules, and safe sailing.

Required Materials

USPS SAIL Course book, pen/pencil, highlighter, notepad

Optional Materials

Main Sail Trimming by Felix Marks (available through Amazon)

Course Schedule

Week Topic Reading Homework
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

Open, Review



Ch 22, 16 CH 22, 16  



Exam Schedule

Date Subject
12/16 Review
12/23 Exam



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Murder on the High Seas Dinner Theater


October “Murder on the High Seas” Dinner

Interactive performers, 50/50 Raffle, Prize $$ for the best themed outfits

To get into the spirit of October our normal dinner meeting will be transformed into an interactive “Murder on the High Seas” interactive dinner event.  This special event will be open to all members, students, and guest.   $30 includes the Show and Oktoberfest Dinner.  Dress in your favorite Pirate or Nautical themed outfit to win for the best costume. $50.00 First Place, $25 for Second Place.

This special event includes dinner and theater performers interacting with our dinner guests.  We encourage you to dress in your Favorite Pirate – Nautical outfit for this themed dinner event.  Our normal bridge reports will be on file for this fun evening of entertainment and mystery.

5:30 pm  Happy hour:  Appetizers and Cash Bar will be Open
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner and Show –

Meal choices

Tasty appetizers
Bratwurst Sausage or Rotisserie Chicken
German potato salad
Red cabbage
Chocolate Cake & Ice Cream for dessert

RSVP for this Event Below.  If you already registered and paid at the dinner meeting you can use this link to pick your meal choice.  Already Paid at last dinner meeting please  pick your dinner here


If you want to solidify your RSVP early by check you can mail it in to 3701 NE 18th Terrace, Pompano Beach, FL 33064 or email “accounting@pompanobeachpowersquadron.com” to request a call to make a credit card payment by telephone or sign up below.


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