Build boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures. Seamanship provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in boat handling and maneuvering, boat operation, skipper's responsibilities, and boating techniques that will advance your boating enjoyment.
For both sail and power boats, Seamanship covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Types of boats and how they behave on the water
- Anchoring in various conditions
- Docking and line handling
- Close quarter maneuvering
- Rules of the road
- Communication with other boats
- How to respond to various emergencies
- Marlinespike/basic knots
- And other interesting topics
This course is normally completed in 8 two-hour sessions: six sessions of study, one session of review and one session for the exam.
Contact our Squadron Education Officer for more information.
Cost - $104 non-members, $57 members.
Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:
February 3 - Change of Watch - 1-3 pm Bavarian Beirhaus, 121 Opry Mills Drive Suite 315 Nashville, TN 37214
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES -
Cruise Planning - Jan 26, Feb 9,16, 23
Weather - Wednesdays. January 30 - March 20, 2019
ABC Beginner Boat Class - Saturday, February 9, 2019
Seamanship - Tuesdays, March 5 - April 23, 2019.
Piloting - TBD - Eight weeks
ELECTRICAL SHOCK DROWNING (ESD) BY DIY AC SAFETY TEST FOR BOAT AND DOCK OWNERS. All boat and dock owners must check your AC electrical system for stray current that could cause electrical shock and potential death to swimmers. It could save a life.
2018 Bridge Leadership
Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN
Squadron Education Officer -
Lt/C Randy Stone
Assistant Education Officer -
1st Lt Art Chapman
Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP
Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP
1/Lt Jane Malatak, P
1/Lt Jack Rubey, S
Assistant Secretary for I.T. -
Flag Lieutentant -
Administrative Officer -