America's Boating Course - ABC - Boating Safety and Knowledge - TBD
Weather - Be your Own Forecaster - TBD
Cruising and Cruise Planning TBD
Seamanship - TBD
Piloting - 8 weeks. Course information below.
Marine Electronics - TBD Course information below.
Please check out the Event Calendar for currently scheduled classes.
Marine Electronic Systems Series
We are gauging interest in the USPS electrical elective sequence, starting with Marine Electrical Systems and progressing on to Marine Communications Systems and Electronic Navigation. We would like to start this sequence this winter or spring. The USPS Education Department strongly recommends taking Electrical Systems as a pre-requisite for taking either Communications Systems or Electronic Navigation, as a familiarity with basic electrical theory and onboard electrical power systems is fundamental to both of the latter courses. However, if you took Electrical Engineering 101 in college, or have a strong understanding of the basics of electricity, I would be willing for you to sit in on class sessions of your choosing and take the final exam of Electrical Systems, and then go on to one or both of the others.
The cost of course materials for Electrical Systems and Communication Systems will be about $50, and about $60 for Electronic Navigation, depending on the number of students in each course. Contact our Squadron Education Officer for more information.
is the first of a two-part program of study of inland and coastal navigation, and is the follow-on Advanced Grade course after Seamanship. The focus is on the fundamentals of basic piloting “ keeping track of your movements on the water, determining where you are at any given moment, and laying out a course to your planned destination. Included are a thorough study of charts and their use, aids to navigation, mariner's compass, variation and deviation, bearings, dead reckoning, and developing skill at plotting and labeling. Ten class sessions, plus closed book exam and open book exam, are planned. If you are seriously interested in this course, by all means let me know.
Any member of Music City Power Squadron, both those who have recently completed Seamanship and anyone who has completed Seamanship in prior years, is welcome. Contact our Squadron Education Officer for more information.
Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:
Come join us for Dinner and Presentation.
March 23rd - 1800 hrs - Cornerpub (CP Between the Lakes) - Mount Juliet TN 4136 North Mt. Juliet Rd. We will be ordering food from the menu. Our own Tom Hudson will be presenting “Locks and Locking thru”. He has some fresh pictures to share of locking thru the Panama Canal. He and Lili just got back from a cruise thru the PC.
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.
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.
2022 Bridge Leadership
Bobby Naylor, AP
Executive Officer -
Ray Alley, AP CN
Education Officer -
Randy Stone, AP
Assistant Education Officer -
Art Chapman, P
Vessel Safety Ck CH -
Art Chapman, P
Diane Chapman, P
Jane Malatak, P
Jane Malatak, P
Web Master/ IT -
Mickey Box, AP
Barry Cleveland, AP