Classes Offered By ASPS

The Atlanta Sail & Power Squadron will be offering the following boating courses, available to both members and the public:


America’s Boating Course (ABC)

America’s Boating Course is our basic boater safety program and is offered in a single, 8-hour day format on Saturdays at convenient lake side locations.  Following the final section, the closed-book exam, required for GA State and NASBLA certification will be offered. For more details, dates, locations and to sign up, visit our pages for Lake Lanier classes or Lake Allatoona classes, or email abc@usps-atlanta.org.


Online Seminars in December 2016

Basic Weather and Forecasting – Dec 5 from 7-9PM

The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. This seminar serves as an introduction to the basics of weather and forecasting. It is a must for boaters who have never taken a weather course. Each participant receives a full color Student Guide with slide images and complete notes written especially for the seminar.

Students must register and pay online.

Instructor: P/C Kevin Schoonover, SN
Cost: $20.

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Using VHF and VHF/DSC Marine Radio – Dec 6 from 7-9PM

VHF radio is the mainstay of coastal communication and essential for emergency communications. Digital Selective Calling (DSC) is rapidly becoming a reality as more Coast Guard Rescue 21 System operations go live. This seminar explains basic VHF operation along with the operation of the new DSC radio, MMSI numbers, making emergency calls, and radio selection. A CD is included with a DSC Simulator that allows you to practice on your computer at home. The handy waterproof McGraw-Hill Captains’ Quick Guide Using VHF is included with essential information that you should have aboard.

Students must register and pay online.

Instructor: Lt Mike Guler, SN-CN
Cost: $20.

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How to Use a Chart – Dec 12 from 7-9PM

The NOAA Chart No. 1 is the quintessential reference to chart details, but is difficult to understand. This seminar walks you through what you really need to know in an entertaining and interesting fashion. In addition to showing you all about your chart, this seminar walks you through the essentials of laying out a safe course, and the steps to measure a course with the USPS plotter.

Students must register and pay online.

Instructor: SEO Meredith Randall, AP
Cost: $20.

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For questions or additional information contact seo@usps-atlanta.org.

Check back soon to see future offerings!