|Join us at the Squadron’s monthly meeting and learn how to use the Open Chart Plotter Navigator program
Jon Ricci, JN, explores OpenCPN, the free and concise chart plotter and navigation software that can be used either underway or as a planning tool. Students in our September Piloting class should attend, and it will be of interest to all interested in boating.
Thursday, Sept 29, 7.30 pm
Also: Young Mariners Poster Contest
Also at our September meeting you will be asked to judge the posters created by the Young Mariners. The best art work will be entered into United States Power Squadrons’ National contest “Make it Personal; it’s your Life, your Life Jacket,” which has some nice cash prizes for the winners.
Piloting is our first course on navigation and given over eight Tuesdays. It focuses on navigation as done on recreational boats today and uses GPS as a primary tool while including traditional techniques so you can find your way even if the GPS fails. It develops skills through hands-on practice. Topics include: charts and their interpretation, navigation aids, plotting courses and determining direction and distance, the mariner’s compass, use of GPS, planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS, determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning, the “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking that one is on course. Instruction is highly inter-active and customized for each student.
Note: This course is of particular interest to graduates of our recent safe boating classes.
Course starts Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7-9 pm.
Every Tuesday during the summer we meet skippers where their boats are docked and leave at 6 pm. We explore the local sights – with an option to meet up afterwards with all boats for an informal meal. Skippers and crew should Sign up with Gordon
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Tuesday Sunset Cruises
Every Tuesday during the summer we meet skippers where their boats are docked and leave at 6 pm. Our short cruises to nowhere explore and see the local sights – with an option to meet up afterwards with all boats for an informal meal. Skippers and crew should sign up by sending a message to email@example.com.
and mail her a check for $40 each made out to GSPS
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