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Boating 4: Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 (update 02 February 2017)



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FALL 2016 and WINTER 2017 COURSE DATES AND INFORMATION
  • Registration:  On line at the National CPS Website
  • Boating 4 (on-line course):  Wednesdays, 07 September to 30 November 2016
  • Boating 4 (classroom taught):  Wednesdays, 18 January to 25 April 2017
On-Line Course Price:  Printed Material:  Member $140.00.  For non-members $170.
Classroom taught Course Price:  Printed Material:  Member $175.00.  For non-members $220.   
eBook:  Member $155, Non-member $200


On-Line Course Description

Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help? Can you deal with emergencies on your own boat? Build your confidence on the water, and make your boating a safe and fun experience, by taking the CPS Boating 4 Course. You will learn how to cope with these situations, as well as many other aspects of boating, such as relative bearings, knots and splicing, medical emergencies, coping with adverse weather, and much more.

Notes:

This course involves both online (video and webinar type sessions delivered to the comfort of you home) supplemented by hand on classroom sessions.

Can you plot a dead reckoning course line? Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help? Can you deal with emergencies on your own boat?

Build your confidence on the water, and make your boating experience safe and enjoyable, by taking the CPS
Boating 4 Course. You will learn how to cope with these situations, as well as many other aspects of boating, such as relative bearings, knots and splicing, medical emergencies, coping with adverse weather, and much more.

We recommend that you have already taken the CPS Boating 2 and Boating 3 courses.

This course offering will be conducted on the internet in a virtual classroom venue utilizing the Citrix “GoToTraining” service:

- 13 sessions - 9 online and 5 classroom sessions
- 17 videos available on a 24/7 basis
- In class (for optional final exam)
- Hands-on Mentor support in your area (charting / knots / etc.)
- Please review System requirements to determine whether you have the minimal hardware / software / connection essentials, headset with mic are required (reduces feedback and harmonic disruption)

 

Classroom Course Description

Course Duration:  12 two-hour weekly sessions.
 

The Boating 4 Course builds on some of the techniques introduced in the Boating Course.

 

Boating 4 uses traditional navigation, GPS fixes, Way Points, along with the introduction of Deviation, in the three homework cruises, and the examination take home cruises.

 

This course offers: interpretation of charts; the DR plot; bearings, fixes, running fixes, and Collision Regulations; and the exciting concept of plotting and labelling in True and Magnetic, adopted by the Training Department.

 

Boating 4, explains the skills needed to understand the hazards of weather, wind, waves, tides, and tidal currents and how to deal with them.

 

When unforeseen circumstances arise such as man-overboard, and medical emergencies, the Boating 4 course counsels the student, as to where and how to acquire the skills to deal with potentially life-threatening situations, and of course you can “learn the ropes”, from knots, hitches, bends, and splices.

 

REGISTER ONLINE
through the CPS National Site