Boating 2: Beyond Boating Basics
January 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation – The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations.
We offer an e-learning course for students in the Eastern Time Zone. The course includes online instructional videos, weekly Zoom and a tutor (online) from a local CPS-ECP Squadron. Course Delivery Details: Videos are available online (24/7), the weekly Zoom is scheduled for 7:00 to 8:30 PM (Eastern Time) and the tutor sessions are hosted by a CPS-ECP instructor at the student’s home city. The course runs for six consecutive weeks and includes an optional exam.