7-WEEK ABC COURSE STARTS TUESDAY, September 24th @ 7:00PM TO 9:30PM

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7-WEEK ABC COURSE STARTS TUESDAY, September 24th @ 7:00 pm TO 9:30 pm * no class 10/22/19

ONCE A WEEK STARTING ON TUESDAY, September 24th, 2019 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Till November 12th, 2019

$85.00 + tax -Includes 244-page full-color manual Boating Textbook, Boating Certificate, FL & NASBLA* Education Card

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.  Hands-on demonstrations.

7 Week 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.
Chapter 5: Featuring hands-on exercises using standard plotting tools

A BENEFIT ABOUT THE 7-WEEK COURSE, COMPARED TO THE ONE DAY COURSE IS THAT YOU SPEND MORE TIME DOING HANDS-ON SKILLS AND HOMEWORK.
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One Day ABC Class- Saturday, May 11th 8:30 am-4:30 pm

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$35.00-$85.00 + tax -Includes 244-page full-color manual Boating Textbook, Boating Certificate, FL & NASBLA* Education Card

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 7-week course

(one day students may sit in on 7 week course for this chapter)

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One Day ABC Safe Boating Course- Saturday, March 30th

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$35.00-$85.00 + tax -Includes 244-page full-color manual Boating Textbook, Boating Certificate, FL & NASBLA* Education Card

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)

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Seamanship/Boat Handling Intermediate Course

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Building on ABC boating education taught in the NASBLA boating certification course, Seamanship/ Boat Handling is the next course for both power boaters and sailors.

Looking to learn an in-depth skill set from experience captains with real-world experience. In this 8-week course, Students learn advance navigation rules, how the boat performance is affected by different conditions.  It’s Florida and the weather and seas can change very quickly, do you know what to do in different conditions at sea?

Do you know how to handle a boat in a storm? Learn techniques in this course.

 

In this course, you will learn the many techniques for operating a boat under normal and abnormal conditions, what to do in various emergencies and weather conditions, nautical customs and common courtesy on the water.

 

This course provides a needed introduction to the USPS Educational Program and a strong foundation for students planning on furthering their boaters education.

 

After the Completion of Seamanship, you will have the skills and knowledge to take Piloting and Advance Piloting, which will be taught by P/C Tom Nolan, AP.

 

Course Fee includes Seamanship Textbook, USCG Rules of the Road book and Printed materials.

$105.oo +tax USPS Members

$135.00+tax Non-USPS Members

 

Space is Limited, Sign Up Today

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Sailing Class – start Nov 5

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Sailing Starts Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays Off for Holidays

Sailing is a completely new sail 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,
$90+tax for Members $155 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts

 

General Information

Description

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
11/05 Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
11/12 Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

11/19 Wind, Sail Shape CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
11/26 Stability, Balance Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
12/03 Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13 CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
12/10 Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind Ch 14, 15 Ch 14, 15 CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

12/17 Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions CH 17, 18 Ch 17, 18 CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
01/07 Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely CH 19, 20, 21 Ch 19, 20, 21 Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
01/14

 

01/21

Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling

Open, Review

 

 

Ch 22, 16 CH 22, 16  

 

 

Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13

 

 

Exam Schedule

Date Subject
01/28 Review
02/06 Exam
 

 

 

 

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Sailing Class – start Nov 5

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Sailing Starts Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays Off for Holidays

Sailing is a completely new sail 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,
$90+tax for Members $155 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts

 

General Information

Description

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
11/05 Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
11/12 Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

11/19 Wind, Sail Shape CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
11/26 Stability, Balance Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
12/03 Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13 CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
12/10 Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind Ch 14, 15 Ch 14, 15 CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

12/17 Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions CH 17, 18 Ch 17, 18 CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
01/07 Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely CH 19, 20, 21 Ch 19, 20, 21 Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
01/14

 

01/21

Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling

Open, Review

 

 

Ch 22, 16 CH 22, 16  

 

 

Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13

 

 

Exam Schedule

Date Subject
01/28 Review
02/06 Exam
 

 

 

 

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Sailing Class – start Nov 5

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Sailing Starts Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays Off for Holidays

Sailing is a completely new sail 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,
$90+tax for Members $155 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts

 

General Information

Description

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
11/05 Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
11/12 Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

11/19 Wind, Sail Shape CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
11/26 Stability, Balance Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
12/03 Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13 CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
12/10 Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind Ch 14, 15 Ch 14, 15 CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

12/17 Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions CH 17, 18 Ch 17, 18 CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
01/07 Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely CH 19, 20, 21 Ch 19, 20, 21 Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
01/14

 

01/21

Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling

Open, Review

 

 

Ch 22, 16 CH 22, 16  

 

 

Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13

 

 

Exam Schedule

Date Subject
01/28 Review
02/06 Exam
 

 

 

 

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Sailing Class – start Nov 5

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Sailing Starts Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays Off for Holidays

Sailing is a completely new sail 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,
$90+tax for Members $155 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts

 

General Information

Description

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
11/05 Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
11/12 Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

11/19 Wind, Sail Shape CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
11/26 Stability, Balance Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
12/03 Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13 CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
12/10 Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind Ch 14, 15 Ch 14, 15 CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

12/17 Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions CH 17, 18 Ch 17, 18 CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
01/07 Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely CH 19, 20, 21 Ch 19, 20, 21 Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
01/14

 

01/21

Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling

Open, Review

 

 

Ch 22, 16 CH 22, 16  

 

 

Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13

 

 

Exam Schedule

Date Subject
01/28 Review
02/06 Exam
 

 

 

 

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Sailing Class – start Nov 5

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Sailing Starts Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays Off for Holidays

Sailing is a completely new sail 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,
$90+tax for Members $155 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts

 

General Information

Description

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
11/05 Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
11/12 Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

11/19 Wind, Sail Shape CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
11/26 Stability, Balance Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
12/03 Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13 CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
12/10 Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind Ch 14, 15 Ch 14, 15 CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

12/17 Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions CH 17, 18 Ch 17, 18 CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
01/07 Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely CH 19, 20, 21 Ch 19, 20, 21 Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
01/14

 

01/21

Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling

Open, Review

 

 

Ch 22, 16 CH 22, 16  

 

 

Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13

 

 

Exam Schedule

Date Subject
01/28 Review
02/06 Exam
 

 

 

 

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Sailing Class – start Nov 5

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Sailing Starts Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays Off for Holidays

Sailing is a completely new sail 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,
$90+tax for Members $155 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts

 

General Information

Description

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
11/05 Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
11/12 Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

11/19 Wind, Sail Shape CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
11/26 Stability, Balance Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
12/03 Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13 CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
12/10 Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind Ch 14, 15 Ch 14, 15 CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

12/17 Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions CH 17, 18 Ch 17, 18 CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
01/07 Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely CH 19, 20, 21 Ch 19, 20, 21 Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
01/14

 

01/21

Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling

Open, Review

 

 

Ch 22, 16 CH 22, 16  

 

 

Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13

 

 

Exam Schedule

Date Subject
01/28 Review
02/06 Exam
 

 

 

 

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