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Mon, 25 Apr 11  
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Maryland Boating Safety Course  

Flotilla 054-25-07 offers boating courses with textbooks and certificates of completion for the State of Maryland.   Topics covered include boats and motors, legal requirements, Rules of the Road, getting underway, weather, navigation, trailering, first aid, white water, and sailboats.   This course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), and recognized by the US Coast Guard as meeting the minimum educational standards for basic safety, navigation, and survival information.

At the successful passing of the final exam in this course, the student will receive a course certificate and an official Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certificate of Boating Safety Education card.

Note: Everyone born after July 1, 1972 must have a valid safe boating education certificate with them while operating in Maryland waters.  Many insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete this course.

 
Boat Maryland   Sailing Skills & Seamanship Sailing Skills and Seamanship is a thorough introduction to recreational sailing’s fundamentals, from choosing the right sailboat to knowing the rules of the nautical road and everything in between.  

This course includes details on

  • Essential equipment both required and recommended
  • Boat Design
  • Rigging and Handling
  • Safety Practices
  • Engines
  • Your Boats Radio
  • Basic Sailing Equipment
  • Navigation Rules
  • Sail & Trim
  • Lines & Knots
  • Maneuvering
  • Trailering your Boat
  • Weather & Boating
  • Navigational Aids
Sailing Skills and Seamanship Boating Skills & Seamanship Boating Skills and Seamanship is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater.  The course is typically run in 14 two-hour evening classes, including an exam night.   This course includes details on
  • Boat Design
  • Boat Handling
  • Inland Boating Practices
  • Which Boat is for you
  • Trailering your boat
  • Your Highway Signs
  • Rules of the Road
  • Boating Safety
  • Powering your Boat
  • Lines & Knots
  • Weather & Boating
  • Your Boats Radio
  • Navigation Rules
  • Engines
Boating Skills and Seamanship Navigation for the Recreational Boater

This seminar is intended to introduce beginning boaters to the basic concepts of navigation, both traditional and electronic. The seminar format is intended to encourage an informal style of teaching, emphasizing class discussion and participation rather than rote learning through Power Point presentations. Hands-on chart work and GPS simulations should enable seminar participants to become comfortable with traditional piloting tools such as dividers and parallel rules as well as marine GPS receivers.

  This course includes details on
  • Charts & Charting Tools
  • Dead Reckoning & Fixes
  • Navigating Underway
  • Navigation Electronics
  • Tides, Winds & Currents
Navigation for the Recreational Boater   GPS for Mariners  

GPS for Mariners is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. This course is the result of an exciting synergy between textbook's publisher, the book's author, and the Auxiliary.

The recommended presentation of the course involves inviting course participants who already own hand-held GPS units to bring them to the class, increasing interactivity of the educational experience and getting students more involved.

However, this class is so effective that even those not possessing handheld units will learn how to use a GPS for practical recreational boating.

This is a two hours per day, four day course. The student will learn GPS navigation skills for any boat, anywhere, and discover all the functions of your GPS from basic to advanced. This course is a must for both experienced and novice boaters who what to get the most from their GPS navigation systems.

GPS for Mariners     To register or find out more about any of the above classes please contact: AL ROMERO, VFC, FSO-PA, FSO-PE at albem89@comcast.net or aromero@liscr.com.

At the successful passing of the final exam in this course, the student will receive a course certificate and an official Maryland Department Of Natural Resources Certificate of Boating Safety Education card.

 
For information on State of Maryland Boating Safety Course and other safe boating information please visit:


http://dnr.maryland.gov/nrp/Pages/BoatingSafety/home.aspx  - Maryland Department of Natural Resources
 
https://www.nasbla.org/home  - National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
 
http://uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/index.php?m=rb/ - United States Coast Guard Boating Safety Website
 

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Posted by: Lawrence Hatcher