America's Boating Course - ABC - Boating Safety and Knowledge -
March 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2021 4 - 8 p.m. at Rock Harbor Marina
March 6 and 13, 2021 8 a.m. - noon at Rock Harbor Marina
March 18, 19, 25, and 26, 2021 4 - 8 p.m. at TNT Watersports
March 20 and 27, 2021 8 a.m. - noon at TNT Watersports
Weather - Be your Own Forecaster - TBD
Cruising and Cruise Planning TBD
Seamanship - TBD
Piloting - TBD 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:
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