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Piloting • Marine Navigation
THURSDAYS, Jan 31 – Apr 4 • The basics of coastal and inland navigation. The focus is on recreational boat navigation using GPS as a primary tool while covering traditional techniques. In-class exercises develop skills through hands-on practice. Details & Registration
The ABCs • America’s Boating Course
CLASSES START February 25 & April 3 • New boat? Just dreaming? Or looking for a refresher before the boating season? USPS has taught safe boating to millions. Sessions in Westwood (February) and Walpole (April). Details & Registration
BOAT HANDLING • Learn Seamanship
MONDAYS, Apr 1 – May 6 • NEW for 2019 Deepen your boating knowledge and seamanship skills in six essential topics. Fully updated and revised. May be taken as full course or as individual seminars. Details & Registration
Register Now for Winter/Spring 2019
Have a new Boat? This winter or spring is the best time to bone up on basic boating skills. America’s Boating Course has taught the essentials of safe and enjoyable boating to millions. Classes begin in February (Westwood) and April (Walpole). For full schedule, more information and registration:
NEW! View from the Blue
Keep up with Great Blue Hill happenings. The current issue of our newsletter, View from the Blue, is now online. Feature articles, event flyers, the Commander’s message and more. January’s issue shares an amazing cruise by members and friends to the fabled Greek island of Corfu.
Resources for boaters
Check out these new websites from the United States Power Squadrons® — America’s Boating Club®. They are full of tips and ideas to make your boating safer and more enjoyable.
AMERICA’S BOATING CHANNEL is loaded with safe boating videos and boater education digital media created especially For Boaters, By BoatersTM . You’ll find how-to videos on basic skills, boating safety, life jackets, navigation rules, jet ski operation and more. Created with a grant from the US Coast Guard. America’s Boating Channel
BOAT LIVE 365 BOATING IS SERIOUS FUN Boat Live 365 empowers recreational boating groups to create a safe boating culture 365 days a year. At the Resource Library you can download materials and ideas to help spread the message. And the Come Aboard Webinar shares best practices that have worked for others. Boat Live 365
SAILANGLE is the ultimate boating community. Use this social media website to connect with boaters across America. Log in with your USPS member ID to access blogs, discussions and forums that help you use, maintain and enjoy your boat. SailAngle
The Kidde company has recalled some 40 million fire extinguishers manufactured since 1973. Recalled models have plastic handles that are difficult to press or may fail to function during a fire emergency. Some have broken apart in use and pose an impact danger. One death has been reported. To learn if your boat (or your home) extinguishers are being recalled and to request free replacement(s), click below.
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Learn the basics of boat engines, inboard and outboard. Be prepared to diagnose and fix problems on the water! Instructor: Rusty Whitaker, AP Learn the basics of boat engines, inboard and outboard. Be prepared to diagnose and fix problems on the water! Instructor: Rusty Whitaker, AP Piloting/Marine Navigation covers the basics of coastal and inland navigation by GPS and traditional techniques. Instructors: Jim Andersen, N, Mike Hanlon, JN, and Ridge White, SN
Learn the basics of boat engines, inboard and outboard. Be prepared to diagnose and fix problems on the water!
Instructor: Rusty Whitaker, AP
Instructor: Rusty Whitaker, AP
Piloting/Marine Navigation covers the basics of coastal and inland navigation by GPS and traditional techniques.
Instructors: Jim Andersen, N, Mike Hanlon, JN, and Ridge White, SN
— Website updated January 16, 2019 —