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:
March 1 - Virtual Bridge Meeting - Contact Bobby Naylor for zoom log-in information.
March 8 - Membership Meeting - Corner Pub in Mt. Juliet, TN from 1800 to 1830 for social time and 1830 to 2000 for presentation/dinner. Betsy Woods with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency will be providing a valuable insight to safe boating on our area lakes.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES -
March 4 - America's Boating Course (multiple course dates available)
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.
SPRING BOATING CHECK LIST - PLEASE REVIEW THIS CHECK LIST AS YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST LAUNCH.
VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS - America's Boating Club's Vessel Safety Inspectors are eager to inspect your boat anytime during the boating season for FREE. Please request Vessel Safety Inspections via our online request in the Vessel Safety Check tab. A Vessel Safety Inspector will contact you shortly after your request is recieved.
2020 Bridge Leadership
Cmdr Bobby Naylor, AP
Ex Oficio/District 17 Commander -
Ray Alley, AP IN
Squadron Education Officer -
Lt/C Randy Stone, P
Assistant Education Officer -
1st Lt Art Chapman, P
Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP
Lt/C Jane Malatack, AP
Education Officer -
Lt/C Randy Stone, AP
Education Officer Assistant -
Lt/C Art Chapman, AP
Lt/C Jane Malatak, P