ASPS Education Program
This year promises to be an exciting year with a variety of boating
Partners in Command
DNR Boating Safety Class - 2 day class
Get your Boating Safety Class Card in one weekend. You need it if you were born after July 1972 to legally operate a recreational vessel in Maryland. This course awards the card for all who attend the course and pass the test with an 80% or higher. The class is being offered on a weekend session with the test at the end ( 3 to 4 PM). For those who register early, arrangements will be made to get study material ahead of the course. Attendance is necessary to be awarded the card. The basics of boating safety, Maryland boating laws, and more will be part of the class. All attendees will receive the Maryland Boating Safety guide.
Note: Courses run for 11 weeks unless noted, (because of weather or school system holidays the week are not always consecutive) the last class being a test.
Junior Navigation is the first of a two-part program of study in offshore (open coast) navigation. It is designed as a practical, how-to-course. Subject matter includes: basic concepts of celestial navigation; how to use the mariner's sextant to take sights of the sun; the importance and techniques of accurate time determination; use of the Nautical Almanac; how to reduce sights to establish lines of position (LOPs); and the use of special charts, plotting sheets and other navigational data for offshore positioning and passage planning.
Modern engines offer high reliability and good performance through the use of computerized systems for fuel delivery and engine timing. Most of these systems are "black boxes" that can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools. The EM course covers those repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, teaches how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed. The Engine Maintenance also covers basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellers), steering systems, and engine controls. The last chapter discusses solutions you might use to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Gasoline, diesel, and outboard engines are treated independently in this chapter.
The course starts with basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, safety, and sail processes and then tackles the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship and handling of more difficult sailing conditions, navigation rules, and an introduction to heavy weather sailing. Appendices provide an introduction to sailboat racing and sailing in Canadian waters.
Register now having your regiastration now let us plan the future.
If you would like to add your name to a class list for any of the offerings, please use the ASPS registration link below to make a reserved seat now. You may cancel your reservation at a later date, but putting in your name early gives me approximate numbers to facilitate ordering materials. To suggest an additional course or seminar offering, please contact me.
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 the 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, Riva Road, Annapolis MD 21401
It's easy to register for a class or seminar:
- Register online. Click on this link: http://bit.ly/qKN8ad
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, the class you want to sign up for, and a phone number in case further information is needed.
If there is a registration problem, please contact me at 410-739-7800 or email@example.com.