Seminars are a great way to learn about a specific topic concentrated into a manageable, two-hour commitment.  These focused sessions help you round out your understanding and knowledge of a variety of boating topics.  Selected seminars count for your Boat Operator Certification.  Several times a year the Squadron offers a "Seminar Saturday", where 3 or more seminars are offered at discounted pricing.

The following are the seminars commonly offered in a classroom environment:

Boat Handling
  • Anchoring With Assurance
  • Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes
  • Boating with Confidence
  • Confidence in Docking and Undocking
  • Emergencies on Board
  • Knots and Line Handling
  • Rules of the Road
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
  • Introduction to Navigation
  • How to Use a Chart
  • Basic Coastal Navigation
  • Mariner’s Compass
  • Rules of the Road
Facing the Environment
  • Basic Weather and Forecasting
  • Hurricane Preparation for Boaters
  • Tides and Currents
  • Emergencies on Board
  • Fuel and Boating
  • Partner in Command
  • Man Overboard
  • Using VHF/DSC Marine Radio
  • Using GPS
  • Marine Radar
  • AIS Electronics for Boaters
  • Knots, Bends, and Hitches
  • Paddle Smart
  • Trailering Your Boat
  • Crossing Borders
Hands On Skills
  • Practical on the Water Training