Seminars

A  variety of courses are offered by the Columbus Sail and Power Squadron, both to the public and to our members.

Seminar Description Schedule
Seminar - Partner in Command: Member cost: $15.00 - Non-member cost: $30.00

Partner in Command Cover

Why Take A “Partner In Command”  Seminar?

 In less than 2 hours, you will learn why and how:
 
 • Communications 
 • Before you go 
 • Safety & Safety Equipment 
 • VHF Marine Radio 
 • First Aid 
 • Signaling Equipment 
 • Starting and Running the Engines 
 • Calling for Ehlp
 • and more!
Location: Headquarters - 8492 Cotter St, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Date and Time: Wed, Mar 19, 2014, 7-9:00 PM
Not Scheduled
Seminar - Rivers, Locks & Lakes: Member cost: $15.00 - Non-member cost: $30.00
   

Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes

The United States has over 30,000 miles of improved waterways—some of the finest boating to be found anywhere. This seminar introduces boaters to this inland cruising world.

The seminar deals with such varied topics as special navigation rules for rivers, the Western Rivers System of buoys and marks, river currents, “reading” a river, jetties and wing dams, the intricacies of locking through, and communicating with lock masters and bridge tenders.

Learn about your local waters from experienced inland boaters.

Each student receives a full color Student Guide especially written for the seminar.

Location: 8492 Cotter Street Lewis Center, OH 43035
Date and Time: April 16, 7-9pm
Non-member Registration Member Registration
Seminar - The Art of Trailering, FOR COUPLES: Member cost: $15.00 - Non-member cost: $30.00

Why Take A “Trailering Your Boat Seminar”?

In less than 2 hours, you will learn why and how:
• Licensing and Titling
• Introduction to Trailering
• Choosing your Tow vehicle
• Match the Tow to the load
• Weight to include
• Trailer data plate
• Trailer hitches
• Locking coupler to ball 
• Tires
• Types of trailers
• The Art of Towing
• Launching
• Retrieval
 

 Last year this seminar was geared toward the ladies.  This year, we take a closer look at the team effort that can either make or break an exciting day on the water.  We'll pay particular attention to the tips & techniques that can help you safely launch and recover your boat while minimizing the stresses that inevitably occur when the ramp is crowded.

Prices listed are per couple.

Location: Delaware State Park, 5202 U.S. Highway 23 N, Delaware, OH
Date and Time: May 17, 10am-2pm
Non-member Registration Member Registration