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Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102) (Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102)) is an in-depth, nine chapter review of communications systems available to the recreational boater. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations. The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installation. Instructor: TBD Time and Dates: 6-8:00, September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center 70 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $65 To register: Peter Dion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Magellan Society - Hilton Head Island (Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 10:00 - 13:00)

On Monday, September 11 we'll circumnavigate our beautiful Hilton Head Island, breaking 2/3 of the way home with lunch at either the Salty Dog or Harbour Town, depending on the size of the boats on the cruise.

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102) (Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

Marine Communication Systems (MCS) is an in-depth, nine chapter review of communications systems available to the recreational boater. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations. The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installation. Lead Instructors: TBD Time and Dates: 6:00–8:00 September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $70 To Register Contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 631.456.9134

Junior Navigation (Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

What happens when your GPS fails? Have fun and satisfy your curiosity about boating in the days before electronics in the Junior Navigation course. Learn to use a marine sextant to take sights on celestial objects such as the sun. Even if you are not traveling long distances off shore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available. Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight. In Junior Navigation, you will continue to use GPS as the primary position sensor as you learned in Piloting and Advanced Piloting, but with celestial navigation as your backup technique. Because terrestrial landmarks are no longer visible to the offshore navigator, you will learn to use a marine sextant and the sun as your reference point, derive a line of position, and develop a running fix. You will also learn to calculate your latitude from a noon sight on the sun. What's Included? • Determining precise time • Using the Nautical Almanac • Taking sextant sights of the sun • Reducing sights to establish lines of position • Determining latitude from a noon sight • Using special charts and plotting sheets for offshore navigation • Setting offshore navigational routines for recreational craft This interesting and challenging course emphasizes the practical aspects of daytime celestial navigation. You will also learn to prepare a sight folder that documents your positioning skills using sights taken on the sun. The course will take approximately 14 weeks to complete and you will have two additional weeks to complete an open book exam. This course starts September 11 and will be tailored around the requests of the participants.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102) (Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102)) is an in-depth, nine chapter review of communications systems available to the recreational boater. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations. The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installation. Instructor: TBD Time and Dates: 6-8:00, September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center 70 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $65 To register: Peter Dion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Advanced Power Boat Handling (Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 9:00 - 12:00)

When the weather deteriorates without warning, rest easy knowing you can handle your boat under adverse conditions. You'll learn techniques to handle your boat based on hull type, boat trim and wave types. Discover how to recover from grounding and how to dock in challenging conditions. You’ll understand what the “old timers” and professionals have learned the hard way. This seminar gets you there faster, and with confidence. Then, on the water you can visualize your actions and execute them easily. The full-color book Powerboat Handling Illustrated is included as a reference. What's Included? • How boats move in close quarters • Departing the dock • Docking under challenging conditions • How your boat behaves in waves • Wave patterns and conditions • Trimming the boat • Handling waves • Dealing with severe waves • Handling running aground • Rounding a bend Instructor: TBD Time and Date: 9:00, September 16, 2017 Location: Hilton Head Boathouse Showroom, 1498 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910 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)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102) (Mon. 18 Sep, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

Marine Communication Systems (MCS) is an in-depth, nine chapter review of communications systems available to the recreational boater. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations. The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installation. Lead Instructors: TBD Time and Dates: 6:00–8:00 September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $70 To Register Contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 631.456.9134

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102) (Thu. 21 Sep, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102)) is an in-depth, nine chapter review of communications systems available to the recreational boater. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations. The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installation. Instructor: TBD Time and Dates: 6-8:00, September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center 70 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $65 To register: Peter Dion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Magellan Society - Weekend Makeup (Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 10:00 - 14:00)

On Saturday, September 23, we'll conclude our 2017 Magellan Society season with our Fall Weekend Makeup cruise, combining Page & Pine, Daufuskie and Hilton Head Islands, with lunch at the Eagle's Nest.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102) (Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

Marine Communication Systems (MCS) is an in-depth, nine chapter review of communications systems available to the recreational boater. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations. The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installation. Lead Instructors: TBD Time and Dates: 6:00–8:00 September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $70 To Register Contact: Peter Dion: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 631.456.9134

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102) (Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 18:00 - 20:00)

Marine Communication Systems (ME 102)) is an in-depth, nine chapter review of communications systems available to the recreational boater. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations. The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installation. Instructor: TBD Time and Dates: 6-8:00, September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 Location: Hilton Head Island Senior Center 70 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Cost: $65 To register: Peter Dion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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