Shallotte River Sail Power Squadron

2019 Course offerings

 

Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron Members,


Below is a list of courses that could be offered in 2019.  If you have interest in taking one or more of these courses, please indicate which courses you might consider taking. Thank you for your assistance to the Education Program.


 Lt/C Robert E. Morris



  • MARINE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS        
  • AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE
  • ADVANCED PILOTING
  •  ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION
  • AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE
  • SAIL
  • CRUISING AND CRUISE PLANNING



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Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron

2019 EDUCATION COURSES

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Marine Communication Systems


Marine Communication Systems

Class Begins Feb. 11, 2019

6:30pm at New Beginnings Community Church.

Marine Communication Systems is an in-depth, nine-chapter review of those systems available to the recreational boater, or to those with whom he/she shares the water. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations to set the stage for instruction of radiotelephone operating procedures (both voice and digital messaging are covered). The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installations.

This course will require seven two-hour sessions.

Day 1 - Introduction, Chapter 1: Radio History and Communications, Chapter 2: The Radio Frequency Spectrum, Chapter 3: VHF Communications
Day 2 - Chapter 4: GMDSS
Day 3 - Finish Chapter 4, Chapter 5: FCC Rules, Radio Licenses and the Radio Frequency Plan
Day 4 - Chapter 6: Radiotelephone Operating Procedures
Day 5 - Chapter 7: Long-Range Radio Communications
Day 6 - Chapter 8: Other Marine Communications Systems, Chapter 9: Radio Maintenance
Day 7 - Review and Examination

The classes will meet on Monday evenings from Feb 11 thru March 18.  Please contact

ROBERT MORRIS  at             rmorris@atmc.net            910-755-3441  on or before

January 31 so he will have enough time to order your textbook.

Cost for squadron members = $45 for textbook.   Family Members/Friends can share materials at no extra charge

America's Boating Course

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America's Boating Course

 

The course is centered around the 8-hour America’s Boating Course®. This class is NASBLA approved and USCG recognized and will satisfy NC safe boating requirements for anyone under 26 years of age. For new boaters or boaters new to the Shallotte River coastal area we have expanded the program to include our exclusive “Local Knowledge”. 


First Class

REGRISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 8

COURSE DATE  APRIL 22,24,27

DURATION 3 NIGHTS 


Second class

REGRISTRATION DEADLINE AUG 15

COURSE DATE  SEPT

DURATION 3 NIGHTS 

Advanced Piloting

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Cost members $70 Non members $ ??

 

Advanced Piloting is the second in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation. It builds coastal and inland navigation skill, allowing the student to take on more challenging conditions – unfamiliar waters, limited visibility, and extended cruises.  GPS is embraced as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chartplotters, and other electronic navigation tools. 


REGRISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 22

COURSE DATE  MAY 6 - JULY 8

DURATION 10 WEEKS

Electronic Navigation (ENCE)

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Cost $55 members, Non members $??

 Overwhelmed by all those functions on your GPS or chart plotter?  Want to use your tablet or smartphone to help you navigate on your boat?  Interested in using a desktop computer program to plan your cruise and then copy that information to your GPS?  This course covers the topics you need and want to know.

What's Included?

  • Navigating by establishing waypoints and routes
  • Running the planned courses
  • Electronic charting software for the desktop computer
  • Tablet and smartphone apps that provide the electronic navigation function at the helm
  • Hands-on exercises on a PC that simulates GPS functions
  • Using charting software and a chart plotter emulator
  • Overview of the Automatic Identification System (AIS)

This course is usually completed in eight two-hour sessions, followed by an exam. 


 

REGRISTRATION DEADLINE July 15

COURSE DATE  August

DURATION 7-8 WEEKS

Sail

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Cost members $45 Non members $ ??

 

Sail 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, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship and handling of more difficult sailing conditions, navigation rules, and an introduction to heavy weather sailing. Appendices provide an introduction to sailboat racing and sailing in Canadian waters.

This new Sail course is a single volume Student and Instructor Manual (IM) developed in cooperation with the Canadian Sail & Power Squadron. Course instructional materials include material in Microsoft PowerPoint® format with embedded animations that require additional software to perform correctly

Course completion is documented by a closed book exam graded by USPS Headquarters.

 

REGRISTRATION DEADLINE Sept 15

COURSE DATE  Oct

DURATION 

Cruise Planning

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Cost members $55 Non members $ ??

 There is something very special about the thrill of cruising in new waters and the sense of accomplishment upon completing an extended cruise. To go beyond what most boaters do on a weekend overnight or even a week or so marina hopping requires boaters to leave their normal cruising areas and comfort zones. The Cruising and Cruise Planning course focuses on the planning and preparation necessary for safe enjoyable extended cruises on both inland and coastal waters.Designed for members who cruise on either a sail or powerboat (owned or chartered)—this course covers the following topics:

  • Cruise preparation and planning - General
  • Boat and Equipment
  • Anchors and Anchoring
  • Security
  • Chartering
  • Cruising Outside the United States
  • Crew and Provisioning
  • Voyage Management
  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Emergencies

The Cruising and Cruise Planning Course can be comfortably taught in eight two-hour sessions including time for review and the multiple choice closed book exam, but each instructor will determine the pace of the course. 

 

REGRISTRATION DEADLINE Oct 15

COURSE DATE  Nov - Dec

DURATION