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:
October Membership Meeting - October 27 - Fall Cruise to Bledsoe Creek. Will raft up at Bledsoe Creek. Boats leaving from Gallatin Marina and LaGuardo at 2:00 P.M. Contact Randy Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange Gallatin Marina pickup or Bobby Naylor at email@example.com for LaGuardo pick up location.
November Membership Meeting - November 11 - Meeting at the Corner Pub in Mt. Juliet, TN starting at 18:00 hrs with social time. Presentation to start at 18:30 hrs. Presentiation will be Marine Electronics by West Marine.
December Christmas Party - December 8 at Bobby and Sharon Home. More details comming soon.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES -
America's Boating Class (ABC) - The class will be taught in two session starting on the second and ending on thea fourth Saturday of October 2019, November 2019 and January 2020. More details can be found on the followiing Link: ABC Class Schedule
Contact Randy Stone for additional educationational opportunites at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - Americas Boating Club's Vessel Safety Inspectors are eager to inspect your boat anytime during the 2019 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.
2019 Bridge Leadership
Cdr 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 Bobby Naylor, AP
1/Lt Jane Malatak, P
1/Lt Jack Rubey, S