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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.

Spring Educational Line-Up - Register Today!


Apps for Boaters Seminar
Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021 Pineapple
Time: 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: ZOOM, login information provided after registration
Cost: FREE to Members and Non-Members
Instructor: Stf/C Michael Maszczenski, N
Sponsor: ASPS

Course Description:
The smart phone is truly a multipurpose tool. There are many ways to use it to enhance boating. Explore some of the many apps designed to aid the boater, which have been written for Android phones and tablets, Apple iPhones and iPads.


 

America's Boating Course - ABC 3
Date: Tuesdays Starting 27 April 2021 to 25 May 2021 Pineapple
Time: 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: ZOOM, login information provided after registration
Materials: ABC Boating Course Book
Cost: $10.00 for both Members and Non-Members
Instructors: 1st/Lt Patrick McGeehan, P and Stf/C Michael Maszczenski, N

Everyone born after July 1972 needs the Boating Safety Course card to legally operate a recreation vessel in Maryland waters. Great family course! After passing the test with an 80% or higher, you are awarded the card verifying that you have passed the course and can legally operate a recreational vessel in Maryland.

Course Description:
The basic boating knowledge topics include:
Introduction to Boating: types of boats - power, sail, outboards, paddle boats, and houseboats. Also, different uses of boats, various power boating engines, jet drives, and family boating basics.
Boating Law: boat registration, boating regulation, hull identification number, required boat safety equipment, operating safely and reporting accident, protecting the marine environment, Federal boat law, state boating law, personal watercraft requirements.
Boat Safety Equipment: personal flotation devices ("life jackets"), fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual-distress signals, dock lines and rope, first aid kit, anchors and anchor lines, and other boating safety equipment.
Safe Boating: bow riding, alcohol and drug abuse, entering, loading, and trimming a boat, fueling portable and permanent tanks, steering with a tiller and a wheel, docking, undocking and mooring, knots, filing a float plan, checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides, using charts, choosing and using an anchor, safe PWC handling, and general water safety.
Navigation: the U.S. Aids to Navigation system - types of buoys and beacons, navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules), avoiding collisions, sound signals, PWC "tunnel vision."
Boating Problems: hypothermia, boating accidents and rescues, man overboard recovery, capsizing, running aground, river hazards, strainers: emergency radio calls, engine problems, equipment failures, carbon monoxide (CO), other boating and PWC problems.
Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat: types of trailers, trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings, loading, balancing, and towing (and backing) a trailer, boat launching and retrieving, boat storage and theft protection, launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
Hunting and Fishing, Water-Skiing and River Boating: carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat, fishing from a boat, water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals, water-skiing with a PWC, navigating rivers, and other boating tips.


GPS Seminar
Date: Tuesday 19 May 2021 Pineapple
Time: 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: ZOOM, login information provided after registration
Cost: FREE to Members and Non-Members
Instructor: Stf/C Michael Maszczenski, N
Sponsor: ASPS

Course Description:
GPS technology is part of most modern devices. Learn what GPS is and understand how it works. Learn how to locate your position using GPS in navigation.




Weather - America's Boating Club Course
Scheduled to start in late September during the fall semester.  More information coming in upcoming issues of the Anchor Watch.


Do you have something you would like to present to a group of boaters?
We are always looking for someone to share their expertise that's of interest to boaters.  If you would like to present a seminar, contact seo@aspsmd.org

Registration for All ASPS Sponsored Courses
ASPS need 10 participants to present a course or seminar. Please register as soon as possible - Materials must be ordered, and materials pick up arranged. Click on this link to register: Click Here to Register or email seo@aspsmd.org, 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, Either:
On-Line via ZOOM (login information provided after registration)
or
Annapolis Sr. High School
www.annapolishighschool.org
2700 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Inclement Weather Policy for In-Person Classes:
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 https://www.aacps.org 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 Online Boating Education
Many courses, seminars, and webinars are online and convenient.
Click Here for additional information.

America's Boating Club of Kent Narrows
Courses will be at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department
1610 Main St, Chester, MD 21619

Upcoming Kent Narrows Seminars
Boat Handling Course and Seminar Seriers
Seven Consective Mondays - Starting 11 January, 2021

Registration for All Kent Narrows Sponsored Courses
Click on this link to register: Click Here to Register or call 773-351-2403. 

For Additional Information:
Contact: Lt/C Patti Eney, AP at 773-351-2403 or email knsps.seo@gmail.com
Or P/C John Locke, SN-ACN at 443-262-6892 or email abckn.xo@gmail.com

Download newsletter for latest info and registration information:
WEB Site and Newsletter: America's Boating Club of Kent Narrows

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Updated 26 December, 2020

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