Seamanship (update 06 August 2016)
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FALL 2016 and WINTER 2017 COURSE DATES AND INFORMATION
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 Seamanship 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.
This course involves both
online (video and webinar type sessions delivered to the comfort of
you home) supplemented by hand on classroom sessions.
Classroom Course Description
Course Duration: 12 two-hour weekly sessions.
The Seamanship Course builds on some of the techniques introduced in the Boating Course.
Seamanship 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.
Seamanship, explains the skills needed to understand the hazards of weather, wind, waves, tides, and tidal currents and how to deal with them.
circumstances arise such as man-overboard, and medical emergencies, the
seamanship 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