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 - Boat Handling under Power: - Non-member cost: $20.00

Boat Handling Quick Guide Cover


Hands-On Boating Through the Virtual Trainer

This seminar will not only show you how to dock and undock your boat without losing your gel-coat by using short videos, but you will actually do it on the virtual trainer.  Yes, you really have a steering wheel and throttle. Then when you get on the open water, you have trim tabs to operate as you maneuver past other boats.

     

Location: Headquarters - 8492 Cotter St, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Date and Time: Wed Jan 7, 2015 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Anchoring Seminar: - Non-member cost: $20.00

Anchoring & Staying In Place

Do you know which anchor is best for you? What size do you use? Is one enough? Come and try the miniature anchors and see for yourself how different anchors act in mud, sand, or gravel. You may be surprised!

Come out Wednesday, February 4th, for a great opportunity to learn and meet new friends. 

Location: 8492 Cotter Street Lewis Center, OH 43035
Date and Time: Feb 4, 2015: 7-9pm
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Seminar - Charting: - Non-member cost: $50.00

In less than 5 hours, you will learn why and how:

What charts show navigators above the water
Chart features
Chart Scales
What charts show navigators below the water
Aids to Navigation
Latitude and Longitude
Planning your course
What’s in your way

    This seminar is free for all students that registered for the 2015 Americas Boating Course (ABC3); cost of materials is $50 for non-ABC3 students.

Location: Scioto Boat Club, 3232 Indian Village Rd, Columbus OH 43221
Date and Time: Saturday, Feb 21, 2015, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (lunch included); FREE for ABC3 students
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Seminar - Practical Marine Electrical Maintenance: - Non-member cost: $20.00

Practical Marine Electrical Maintenance

This seminar will show you the basics of your boat's electrical system. Have you ever used a multimeter to test an electrical circuit? How about crimping a connector on the end of a wire? Soldered a connector for your VHF radio antenna? You will in this class. You will also find out what the different colored wires are telling you. Have an electrical problem with your boat? Bring it with you to this class and we will try to solve it for you.

 

Location: Headquarters - 8492 Cotter St, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Date and Time: Wed Mar 4, 2015 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Seminar - Marine Radar: - Non-member cost: $20.00
  
 
Marine RADAR
 
This seminar covers how radar functions, radar selection, operation of the radar under various conditions including setting of controls, display interpretation, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using radar. 

See the trifold brochure (1579KB, PDF) for more information.

 

Location: Headquarters - 8492 Cotter St, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Date and Time: Thu Apr 9, 2015 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Seminar - Practical Marine Engine Maintenance: - Non-member cost: $20.00

Practical Marine Engine Maintenance

Is your boat running at peak performance?  Are you hearing any strange noises from your engine?  After this seminar, you will leave with a better understanding of the operations of your boat so you can have an educated discussion with your mechanic if you cannot fix the problem on your own.

 

Location: Headquarters - 8492 Cotter St, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Date and Time: Thu May 14, 2015 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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