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Fort Worth Sail & Power Squadron
We teach this course in a classroom setting, but have an online version of the course and it is also available on CD-ROM.
The course covers topics such as:
|Boat Handling and Elementary Seamanship||Boat Types and Terms|
|Marlinespike (Knots)||Registration and Equipment|
|State and Local Boating Regulations||Marine Radiotelephone (VHF)|
|Trailering||Charts and Aids to Navigation|
|Navigation Rules||Basic Navigation|
|Regional Boating||Personal Watercraft Operation|
Sign up for a class at the monthly meetings or contact the Squadron Educational Officer, Lt/C Glenn Snell, SN.
Descriptions of the courses available can be found at these web sites:
Advanced Grade Courses
(Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Junior Navigation, Navigation)
These are usually taken in order as each one builds on
the knowledge gained in the previous course.
Completion of a course (and its prerequisites) earns the corresponding grade.
(Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Instructor Development, Marine Electronics, Sail, Weather)
These are independent topics to enhance boating
skills and can be taken in any order.
Marine Electronics is broken into three parts: Marine Electrical Systems, Marine Communication Systems, and Electronic Navigation.
Completion of Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, and three electives earns
the Educational Profiency Award.
Completion of all advanced grade and elective courses earns the Educational Achiement Award and the grade of Senior Navigator.
The Sou'wester will have the latest information on upcoming classes.
Last Updated 13 October 2015
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