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ASPS has your 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 and PropTalk.


Visual Distress Signalling

Herrington Harbor South

June 10, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Do you know how to do a Distress Signal? This seminar will be going over Non-pyrotechnic (Flags, Lightsand other non burning signals) and pyrotechnic signalling (flares handheld and arial)

If you have never fired a flare gun or want more practice firing flares, bring your outdated flares to this demonstration and practical exercise.  Mike Maszczenski, Annapolis Sail & Power Squadron will be demonstrating and training.  

The Herrington Harbour Sailing Association (HHSA) Women Underway group is arranging this event with the cooperation and support of the Herrington Harbour Marinas.  Children at least 12 years old are welcome to attend and participate with the parent(s) present.  

Registration is recommended and appreciated. You may register with Click on either one Register with Herrinton Harbor or with ASPS Registration .

Note:If you have some old flares and Flare gun shells and would like to donate them to this event contact Mike Maszczenski 410-739-7800 or To arrange having them picked up.

In planning

We are planning some seminars for the summer. We have two possible locations for a weekend seminar, and we are still working out details. We are also planning the Fall line-up.
Here is the current list of Seminars and Courses we are trying to schedule for this Summer and Fall.

Seminars for Summer and Fall:
Marine Radar
Man Overboard
Tides and Currents
Basic Weather Forecasting
How to Use a Chart
Trailering your Boat

Courses for consideration in the Fall:
America's Boating Course - 12 hour course
Marine Electrical Systems

If you have any requests or reactions to the proposed courses and seminars, send comments and requests to: or

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 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

2700 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
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It's easy to register for a class or seminar:


- Register online. Click on this link:


- Send an email to 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


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

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


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Updated: 24 April 2017