ASPS Education Program

ASPS has you Boating Education ready for you!
We will be offering a variety of courses and seminars at several different venues. Keep your eye on the Anchor Watch and our webpage for announcements and updates. We also advertise in The Capital, Spinsheet, PropTalk, and Meetup Annapolis

Leadership and Contacts
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Cooperative Charting
Anchor Watch Publication

Fall Fun and Learning

Together with Kent Narrow Sail and Power Squadron (KNSPS) you will have a variety of opportunities to expand your knowledge. This year we will be using Annapolis High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings 6:45 PM  to 9:00 PM. Well will also be splitting up some things with KNSPS at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and the Kent Island Yacht Club.

Please register now, courses require a commitment of time and fundiong so pre - registration is important if there is not minimum pre-registration course will be cancelled.

Seminar: Basic Weather and Forecasting - Sponsor KNSPS
Location:  Kent Island Yacht Club
3-November 2018 10:00 to Noon
Cost Free
Contact:  Joe Burke, 410 279-0862 for more information and to register.


Introduction to Boat Handling (New taking the place of Seamanship): Sponsor ASPS

To be recheduled for January

  • Rules of the Road – A Practical Approach
  • Confidence in Docking and Undocking – Slow-Speed Maneuvering 
  • Boating with Confidence – Handling Your Boat Underway
  • Anchoring with Assurance – Don’t Get Carried Away
  • Emergencies on Board – Preparation for Handling Common Problems
  • Knots and Line Handling – The Knots You Need to Know
  • Test

For Students completing all the seminars and passing the test the USPS grade of S will be awarded. If you would like to attend one or more of the individual seminars it will be recorded you attended the seminar.
When registering please indicate whether you intend to do the whole course of which seminars you are planning to attend.

Register now! Having your registration now lets us plan the future.

For ASPS Sponsored Events
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.
Register online.
Click on this link: You can also email me at or Or you can call 410-739-7800. Please include your full name, the class you want to sign up for, and a phone number in case further information is needed.

Locations Annapolis:
Annapolis Sr. High School, 2700 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401

Please follow this spot and the website for course and seminar updates.

Locations Kent Island

Kent Island Yacht Club: 117 Yacht Club Dr, Chester, MD 21619, 410-643-4101

Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department: 1610 Main St, Chester, MD 21619
For KNSPS Courses and Seminars, Contact

or register on-line at

Contact:  John Locke at 443 262-8271 or email
Or Joe Burke at 410 279-0862 or email

Check Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron for additional courses.

Check out their Newslettter "Tidelines" November/December

REV 11-2-18