ASPS Education Program
ASPS has you Boating Education ready for you!
ASPS Educational Program for 2017-2018 Fall and Spring
Please watch this page for any changes to our schedule and offerings. All plans are not final and sometime things beyond our control changes things.
If you are interested in a course or seminr please register now so books and material can be ordered.
This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation and shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts. The seminar also shows GPS -operation, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. You'll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don't currently own one. Phone and tablet apps will also be presented.
Mastering Rules of the Road
This seminar provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules (COLREGS). It simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater. It is a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination. A Seminar Guide including pictures of the PowerPoint slides is included.
This seminar covers RADAR functions, RADAR selection, and operation of RADAR under various conditions including setting of controls, display interpretation, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using RADAR.
Register online. Click on this link: http://bit.ly/qKN8ad
Upon passing the test you will get a proof of your Passing a boating safety course, satisfying the Maryland State requirements to operate a recreational vessel. As a bonus opportunity the United States Power Squadrons will be offering 18 month membership for the price of one year to all who pass ABC.
Marine Electrical Systems
Seminars: All seminars are being currently planned to begin one each Wednesday Starting Feburary 7, 2018 at Annapolis High School. The order is being finalized check the ASPSMD.org website and the next Anchor Watch for dates as they become final. Please register now for any seminar you would be interested in, it will greatly facilitate planning.
Knots, Bends and Hitches
How to use a chart
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.
This seminar is designed to teach boaters how to react, and then, how to recover a crewmember or passenger who accidentally falls overboard. The seminar covers vessel set-up and MOB equipment, maneuvering to keep the rescuer close to the MOB, the responsibility of the MOB in this emergency situation, and methods of recovering the MOB.
Tides and Current
The seminar deals with how the sun and moon create tidal patterns, sources of information about tides and tidal currents, simple ways to predict height of tide and current flow and how to use both print and electronic tide tables. . Each student receives a full color text booklet on the subject for future reference.
This seminar covers RADAR functions, RADAR selection, and operation of RADAR under various conditions including setting of controls, display interpretation, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using RADAR. The kit includes Student Notes with copies of slides.
Trailering Your Boat
This seminar has been updated for 2014. It explains how to select a tow vehicle, discusses the correct towing hitch for the intended use, and information to aid in choosing a trailer that has the features that meet your needs. It explains how to safely trailer your boat, why you must match the trailer hitch ball to your trailer hitch, the need for and types of trailer brakes, and the importance of correct electrical connections.
Introduction to Navigation (will be taught in two sessions)
The Introduction to Navigation seminar replaces the Basic Coastal Navigation seminar, and presents information to enable beginning recreational boaters to practice safe passage using navigation charts with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology on devices such as chart plotters. This seminar introduces recreational boaters to navigation using charts in combination with GPS and the electronic navigation software, OpenCPN Continued education on using OpenCPN software is provided in the continuum of education in advanced courses such as Piloting and Navigation. Navigation chart and OpenCPN data is introduced through no-cost website access. (https://opencpn.org ).
All Classes and Seminars will be at Annapolis Sr. High School, 6:45 to 9:00 PM
Inclement weather Policy
If inclement weather occures on a day ASPS is offering classes we will follow Anne Arundel County Public School's decision on classes. If schools are closed - No class
If after school activities are cancelled so are the ASPS classes. Cancelled classes will be rescheduled by adding them to the end of the course scheduled endings.
Classes taught at a school facility cannot be taught if schools are out of session for the day.
Annapolis Sr. High School
2700 Riva Road
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If there is a registration problem, please contact me at 410-739-7800 or email@example.com.
Lt/C Michael Maszczenski, Jr., JN
ASPS Educational Officer
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