EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR 2018
The following courses
America’s Boating Course
Scheduled across three days
from April 23 -28
Monday 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Location Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. 795 Ocean Hwy W, Supply, NC 28462
SEAMNSHIP MAY 9 (STARTING DATE, 9 Meetings, 1 per week)
PILOTING JULY 10 (10 Meetings, 1 per week)
ADVANCED PILOTING SEPTEMBER (10 Meetings, 1 per week)
JUNIOR NAVIGATION NOVEMBER (13 Meetings, 1 per week)
All courses are led by an experienced instructor.
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”. We'll address the challenges and complexities of boating in our local coastal environment .
$60 members $120 non members
Build boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures. Seamanship provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in boat handling and maneuvering, boat operation, skipper's responsibilities, and boating techniques that will advance your boating enjoyment.
Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course includes many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning.
All courses are led by an experienced instructor
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. The course includes many in-class exercises, advancing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning.
Junior Navigation is the first of a two-part program of study in offshore (open coast) navigation. It is designed as a practical, how-to course using GPS for offshore navigation with sun sight taking using a sextant as a backup technique. The more advanced techniques for other celestial bodies and sights are for study in the subsequent Navigation Course. JN subject matter includes: basic concepts of celestial navigation; how to use the mariner’s sextant to take sights of the sun.
These courses can be taken in order. All courses are led by an experienced instructor
Start Date TBD
Location New Beginning Church Shallotte