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This year promises to be an exciting year with a variety of boating education courses!
We will be offering a variety of courses and seminars at several different venues. Keep your eye on the Anchor Watch and our webpage www.aspsmd.org for announcements and updates. We also advertise in The Capital, Spinsheet and Proptalk.

Seminars:

Partners in Command
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Place: Herrington Harbour North Marina
Time 9:30am to 12:00 Noon
Cost: Free if you just want to attend. $15 if you want the course registered in your USPS record. Optional seminar materials will be available for purchase.

This seminar provides an introduction to boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. It is designed to provide essential information one may require to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat, and includes actions to take in response to emergencies.

- Register online. Click on this link: http://bit.ly/qKN8ad

Mastering Rules of the Road
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Place: Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies
Time 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Free if you just want to attend. $15 if you want the course registered in your USPS record. Optional seminar materials will be available for purchase.
Copy of the One Minute Navigator will be available for $15

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.

- Register online. Click on this link: http://bit.ly/qKN8ad

Courses for Spring 2016:

Instructor Development (Will be rescheduled for Saturdays in August schelule posted soon)
Starting August
Place: Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies
Time TBA
Cost $20

Would you like to teach other boaters boating safety and learn how to make a good presentation? The USPS Instructor Development course is the perfect course for you. This 8 Week Course goes into developing lesson plans, working with media, and concepts of how to make an interesting presentation. The participant will make presentations and plan a lesson. Those passing the course will be certified by USPS to present the public courses.

- Register online. Click on this link: http://bit.ly/qKN8ad

America's Boating Course (ABC3)
Starting Saturday, May 14, 2016, (then once-a-week for 2 more classes)
Place: Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies
Time 10:00am to 3:00pm
Cost $35

This 16 hour course is for all who need a refressher or new-bees needing to become familiar with the skills needed to operate a boat safely. Maryland boating law and special requirements will be covered. The people who pass will receive a card that qualifies for the Maryland Boating Safety Course requirement that all boaters need who are born after July 1, 1972 to operate a recreational vessel in Maryland waters.

- Register online. Click on this link: http://bit.ly/qKN8ad

Register Now! - Having your registration early helps us provide better classes.

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.

Locations:

Annapolis Sr. High School, Riva Road, Annapolis MD 21401
Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies, 116 Legion Ave., Annapolis MD 21401 http://www.baconsails.com  410-263-4880

It's easy to register for a class or seminar:

 

- Register online. Click on this link: http://bit.ly/qKN8ad

 

- Send an email to aspsmd.class@gmail.com. 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 michaelm_aacps@hotmail.com.

 

Lt/C Michael Maszczenski, Jr., JN

ASPS Educational Officer

 

Check KNSPS for additional courses
If ASPS dosesn’t have the course you need, check out our friend across the Bay Bridge - Kent Narrow Sail and Power

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification: 24 April 2016 - 8:00am at Fisherman's Inn in Chester, MD

America's Boating Course III: Starts on 02 May 2016 - 6:30pm at Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, Chester, MD

Paddle Smart Seminar: 10 May 2016 - 7:00pm at Fisherman's Inn in Chester, MD

Engine Maintenance Course: Starts on 06 June 2016 - 6:30pm at Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, Chester, MD

For KNSPS Courses and Seminars, Contact:
Lt/C Joe Burke, SN to register or for additional information.
Phone: 410-279-0862 - Email - burkejr@comcast.com

Website: http://www.uspsd5.org/squadrons/Kent_Narrows.html

Updated: 26 March 2016

 


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