Mastering the Rules of the Road Seminar

 

Mastering the Rules of the Road

Even in the electronics age, a compass is essential for safe boating.  Learn how to select and install a compass on your boat, which features are most important and what will work best for you, how to deal with variation between true and magnetic north, and how to adjust your compass to remove most of the deviation caused by local magnetic influences.  This is an essential seminar for all boaters. You'll also receive Student Notes with copies of slides. A copy of the USPS Guide Mariner’s Compass is optionally available. 

What's included?

  • Avoiding collisions 
  • Meeting head on
  •  Crossing
  •  Overtaking
  • Sailing vessels 
  • Vessel responsibilities
  • Fishing vessels
  • Lights and shapes on vessels
  • Sounds signals
  • Restricted visibility
  • Distress signals
Using GPS

 

 

Skills

GRight of way and interpreting what you see

  

Time

Approximately 2 hours

Cost

Varies; members get a discount