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Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Knots, Bends, and Hitches (Sat. 4 Nov, 2017 9:00 - 11:00)

All thumbs when it comes to securing your boat and gear? In this hands-on program, you'll learn to tie the most useful knots using the included step-by-step USPS Guide Knots, Bends and Hitches for Mariners, a die-cut knot board, and two lengths of line. Take the materials home to practice the many other knots described in the guide. What’s Included? • Practical skills • Rope selection • Marlinespike seamanship • Rope versus line • Size • Parts of a line • Classes of knots • Line construction • Strength • Applications • Common knots for mariners • Care and handling: Lead Instructor: TBD Time and Date: 9:00, November 4, 2017 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $45 for members; $55 for non-members To register contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (631.456.9134)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Using GPS (Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 9:00 - 11:00)

GPS can get you where you need to go, but did you know you can use it to steer your boat accurately? Enhance your boating experience by getting the most out of today's feature-packed GPS devices. Certified instructor, Mark Larson, P of our Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron will team up with Garmin Regional Training Representative, Dowe Thornton to conduct this USPS Seminar. Learn how to store and use waypoints, build and execute routes, and monitor steering. You can also get tips on connecting your GPS to your VHF marine radio, which opens up a new world of digital hailing and distress signaling. The seminar materials include a copy of the waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s QuickGuide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps. In addition, Dowe will demonstrate the Garmin GPSMAP 7616 chart plotter with the 16-inch multi-touch widescreen display that has a 10 Hz internal GPS that updates position and heading 10 times per second. This unit is designed for cruisers and sailors who demand high performance, ease of operation, and feature integration. What's Included? • What GPS does • Waypoint navigation • How to operate your GPS • What the buttons do • What the screens show • How to use the key functions • How to navigate safe course • Tips on choosing a GPS that’s best for you Lead Instructor: Mark Larson, P (Certified HHSPS Instructor) Time and Date: 9:00 – 11:00, November 11, 2017 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $45 members; $55 non-members To Register Contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (631.456.9134)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Seamanship (Mon. 13 Nov, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course, taking the knowledge and skills learned there and expanding and extending them in this course. The Student Manual Kit includes the text, a knot practice board, and the One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road. 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. Topics covered include: • 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. Lead Instructor: Certified HHSPS Instructors Time and Dates: November 13, 16, 20, 27, and 30 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $75 To register contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 631.456.9134

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Seamanship (Thu. 16 Nov, 2017 18:00 - 19:00)

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course, taking the knowledge and skills learned there and expanding and extending them in this course. The Student Manual Kit includes the text, a knot practice board, and the One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road. 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. Topics covered include: • 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. Lead Instructor: Certified HHSPS Instructors Time and Dates: November 13, 16, 20, 27, and 30 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $75 To register contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 631.456.9134

Monday, November 20, 2017

Seamanship (Mon. 20 Nov, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course, taking the knowledge and skills learned there and expanding and extending them in this course. The Student Manual Kit includes the text, a knot practice board, and the One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road. 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. Topics covered include: • 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. Lead Instructor: Certified HHSPS Instructors Time and Dates: November 13, 16, 20, 27, and 30 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $75 To register contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 631.456.9134

Monday, November 27, 2017

Seamanship (Mon. 27 Nov, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course, taking the knowledge and skills learned there and expanding and extending them in this course. The Student Manual Kit includes the text, a knot practice board, and the One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road. 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. Topics covered include: • 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. Lead Instructor: Certified HHSPS Instructors Time and Dates: November 13, 16, 20, 27, and 30 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $75 To register contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 631.456.9134

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Seamanship (Thu. 30 Nov, 2017 18:00 - 19:00)

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course, taking the knowledge and skills learned there and expanding and extending them in this course. The Student Manual Kit includes the text, a knot practice board, and the One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road. 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. Topics covered include: • 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. Lead Instructor: Certified HHSPS Instructors Time and Dates: November 13, 16, 20, 27, and 30 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $75 To register contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 631.456.9134

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