|Boating Essentials Courses||
Boating 2 - Beyond the PCOC
Class times are 1900 - 2130 (7:00 PM to 9:30 PM). On the first night, please arrive by 6:45 to complete registration and pick up course materials.
Thursday, Jan 28 to Mar 10, 2015, 7 weeks
WHY YOU NEED THIS COURSE!
What's that green marker mean again???
Expands on the PCOC information by covering essential topics such as Global positioning, chart symbols and their meaning, the magnetic compass, navigation by conning (visual reference using landmarks), electronic navigation with a GPS and chartplotter, handling a power boat while docking and undocking , ropes, lines and knots, anchoring, weather basics and potential weather hazards. Optional material includes topics on tides and currents, collision regulations and check lists for layup and launching.
NOTE: The Boating 2 course does not cover the material required for the PCOC card. Anyone operating a power-driven vessel is required to possess a PCOC. CPS issues a PCOC upon successful completion of the Boating Basics course.
Boating 3 - Introduction to Navigation
Spring Term: Thursday, Mar31 to May 5, 2016, 7 weeks
Continues from Boating 2 by working extensively with paper charts. Topics include plotting and labelling to recognized standards of lines of position, fixes, and course lines. Calculation of time, speed and distance with it all brought together by completing four practise cruises. Additional material includes environmental responsibilities, skipper's responsibilities before setting out and while underway, electrical hazards, and handling a boat under sail. Optional material is the same as in Boating 2.
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