Super Seminars

12 November - Using GPS

at Snohomish PUD: 6:30 to 8:30

2320 California Street, Everett

Contact:  P/C Linda Martin, JN

10 December - Knots, Bends and Hitches

at Snohomish PUD: 6:30 to 8:30

2320 California Street, Everett

Contact:  P/C Linda Martin, JN

Seminars

 
 
BOAT HANDLING
Want to improve your knowledge of basic boat handling?  These seminars will satisfy your needs

Boat Handling Under Power

Advanced Powerboat Handling

Anchoring

Boating on Rivers. Locks, and Lakes

Sail Trim and Rig Tuning

 

 

PARTNER IN COMMAND

Are you a crew member or passenger who has no idea what's going on during a boat trip?  Learn the essential skills you will need to help the skipper safely operate a recreational boat, including how to respond in an emergency. 

You'll become an asset on board with Partner in Command.

The Partner in Command seminar includes an introduction to boating, understanding anchoring, docking, and navigation, preparing for bad weather, first aid and on-board emergencies, and more.

Partner in Command seminar can be completed in 2 hours and comes with a full color Student Guide for the seminar.

What's Included?

  • Communications, including VHF marine radio

  • Calling for help

  • Signaling equipment

  • Safety and safety equipment

  • First aid

  • Starting and running the engine

  • Tool kits

 

TIDES AND CURRENTS

Cruise confidently in coastal waters, secure in your knowledge of tidal conditions.  Even if you are an inland boater, you may travel to an area where knowing about tides and tidal currents is important.  Discover what causes the tides to rise and fall and what causes the currents to flow. Learn where to find sources of information about tides and tidal currents, simple ways to predict height of tide and speed of current flow and how to use both print and electronic tide tables.  Learn about how tides and currents affect your boat’s performance from experienced coastal boaters.

Each student receives a full color Student Guide for this two-hour seminar.

What's Included?
  • Causes and effects of tides and currents

  • Predict the time of highest tide before it begins to fall

  • Predict the vertical movement of the water

  • Safely navigate low tide

  • Determine the speed of the current and when it reaches maximum flood

  • Deal with mean high and low water

  • Use NOAA charts and tables

  • Factor in tides and currents when anchoring

 

CRUISING

Do you use your boat to cruise to different locations for longer periods of time?  You need to have as much information as possible available so you’re not surprised by local laws or regulations.

Crossing Borders

 

NAVIGATION 

Do you feel comfortable that you know where you are when you’re boating?  Want to improve your positioning skills?  These seminars will help you know where you’re at while boating.

Using GPS

How to Use a Chart

Introduction to Navigation

Mariner’s Compass

Mastering the Rules of the Road

Marine Radar

 

FACING THE ENVIRONMENT

Are you on good terms with Mother Nature?  Do you know how to handle the changes in the environment that can come your way?  These seminars can help you out on the water.

Basic Weather and Forecasting

Hurricane Preparation for Boaters

Tides and Currents

 

TECHNIQUES

Do you want to improve your skills in areas related to boating?  Here are some interesting areas to pursue.

Knots, Bends, and Hitches
Paddle Smart
Trailering Your Boat

 

Man Overboard

People fall overboard, especially in rough weather and high seas.  Discover how to equip and maneuver your boat to retrieve someone in the water.  Essential for all boaters, this seminar teaches you what to do if you fall overboard, as well as how to retrieve someone else. The seminar includes a full color Student Guide for the seminar.

 

What’s Included ?

  • How to recover a crewmember who has fallen overboard

  • Vessel set-up and man overboard (MOB) equipment

  • Maneuvering to keep the rescuer close to the person in the water

Welcome, On the Water Enthusiasts!

 

We are the Everett unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, the oldest and largest boating organization in the United States. We are a volunteer organization that prepares skillfull boating through public and member education.

Our members are both sailors and power boaters; for people preparing to buy their first boat, for those with trailer-able size, long distance cruisers and live-a-boards.  Meetings are held at Fireman’s Hall on Hewitt Ave. in Everett; and classes are held at Everett Yacht Club, in private residences and Everett Community College.  We invite you to join our meetings, become a member and enjoy fun rendezvous around Puget Sound and Gulf Islands.  

Celebrating Education, Community Service as well as Socializing with Recreational Boaters and on the water enthusiasts since 1948.  For information about our Public Safe Boating Courses, click on the Education link on the top menu.  

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