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ASPS Education Program

ASPS has Boating Education ready for you!

We will be offering a variety of courses and seminars at several different venues. Keep your eye on the Anchor Watch (CLICK HERE for the Anchor Watch: ) and this web page for announcements and updates. We also advertise in The Capital, Spinsheet, PropTalk, Facebook, and Meetup Annapolis.

Winter/Spring Educational Line-up - Register Today!

Marine Navigation AKA Piloting
Place: Annapolis High School
Instructor: Richard Hughes
Date: 3 March 2020 to 3 May 2020  - Tuesday Evenings 7-9:00 PM
Cost: $90.00
Materials: Printed Book, Plotting tool, protractor
This is the first course in navigation. This course covers using a chart, understanding the symbols, using a chart to plot a fix, and determining where you are.  This is done with bearings plotted on a chart, and/or with Electronic Navigation instruments, GPS, and Chart Plotters.

Radar for Boaters
Place: Annapolis High School
Instructor: John Wesley Nash
Date: 17 March to 14 April 2020 - Tuesday Evenings 7-9:00 PM
Cost: $75.00
Materials: Printed Book
The course covers the different types of Radar equipment, their capabilities and limitations, as well as their features, so you can use your Radar for collision avoidance and for navigational purposes.  It covers what you need to know about Radar, from how and where to mount the antenna to how to interpret the displays.  You should have some boating experience to take this course.

Partners in Command
Place: Annapolis High School
Instructor: Kathy Nash
Date: 23 April 2020 - Thursday Evening 7-9:00 PM
Cost: $35.00
Materials: Printed Book
This seminar introduces boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. It is designed to provide essential information one may require assisting a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat and includes actions to take in response to emergencies.

Visual Distress Signaling and Fire Extinguisher Practice
Date: Tentative 6 June 2020 - 10 to 12:00 Noon
Place: Kent Island Yacht Club
Demonstration of the way to send a visual distress signal along with practice of flare use.  Everyone will have several practices with real flares. We will also be doing Fire Extinguisher practice with the simulator and a real fire extinguisher demo.

Registration for All ASPS Sponsored Courses
Click on this link to register: CLICK HERE to Register or email, Or call 410-739-7800.  If you do not get an answer, please leave voice mail with contact information.  When registered, you will receive an email confirmation.  Other information and directions will be emailed as the start date for the course or seminar approaches.  Other local squadrons’ activities are available to ASPS members.

Locations for Annapolis Class locations:
Annapolis Sr. High School
2700 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Inclement Weather Policy:
Classes will need to be rescheduled if Anne Arundel County Schools are closed during a scheduled class or seminar. Please monitor the news or the website during times of inclement weather, (State of the Schools will be posted in the banner), if evening activities are cancelled so are we.

America's Boating Club of Kent Narrows
Courses will be at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department.

ABC3 8hr course - Get your Boating Safety Card - This will be offered at the end of January and in the spring.

Boat Handling Course

Saturday Seminars at Kent Island Yacht Club

  • AIS Seminar - January
  • Partners in Command
  • Knots Bend and Hitches Seminar
  • VHS/DSC Radio Seminar
  • Visual Distress Signaling (Live Flare practice) - June
  • On the Water Training

Locations for America's Boating Club of Kent Narrows

Kent Island Yacht Club: 117 Yacht Club Dr, Chester, MD 21619, 410-643-4101

Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department: 1610 Main St, Chester, MD 21619

Contact:  John Locke at 443-262-8271 or email
Or Joe Burke at 410-279-0862 or email or for additional information.

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Updated 02-13-2020

A Variety of Courses and Seminars to Make You a Better & Safer Boater

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A Variety of Courses and Seminars to Make You a Better & Safer Boater