Early notice to Boston-area boaters, on the "Discover Sailing/Boating" course.
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Hello: Many of our friends have asked me to give “early notice,” (before it reaches the newspapers) so they may register for our Annual Boating Course, as it always fills up (it's already 30% filled). Here it is…….."please spread the word," as seating is limited to the first "pre-paid 40 registrants." Notice the low price. This year's instructors include: 1) The author of the New York Boating Manual; 2) The record-holder for the TransPac Race (Calif. to Hawaii); 3) The Master Instructor who conducts the "Captain's License Course;" 4) A "Marine Electronics" expert; 5) A Marine Insurance expert, 6) A USCG Marine Equip. expert, along with other, "old-salt" visiting instructors. Please let me know, ASAP, if you need a registration form. Below, are the details.Discover Sailing/Boating to begin in NewburyportA “Sailboating for Beginners” course will start on April 23, 2007, in Newburyport, MA, and will meet Monday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, for four weeks. This is an annual course, which is open to the general public, sail boater and power boaters alike. No previous boating experience is necessary.This course is designed to meet the needs of BOTH the “beginner,” who wants to learn more about sail boating & boating safety, as well as for the “non-sailing power boaters,” who may want to broaden their skills--or simply get a better understanding of the “sailing crowd,” their sailing habits, maneuvers, limitations, etc.The course will include: Sailboat theory and techniques; Boating safety; Marine insurance; USCG equipment; Rules of the Road; Basic piloting and navigation; Popular knots; Marine electronics; Winds & weather; Boating terminology; and Safe-boat-handling skills.The instructors are all “seasoned” sailors and mariners with impressive credentials, who have enjoyed decades of assorted boating experiences, including “blue-water” voyages, marina management, “cruising the Caribbean,” marine electronics, instructing Captain’s courses, etc.The course will be conducted in the “Sail Loft” sections of these four, co-sponsoring Newburyport, MA, restaurants: the Garrison Inn; the GROG, the Black Cow, and the BluWater Cafe. Participants will have full food and beverage service available to them throughout each presentation. This course is for people who are serious about safe boating, and making wise purchases of assorted boating goods. There are NO tests, quizzes, or attendance requirements. (The first session will meet at the Garrison Inn.)Registration forms may be obtained by calling (978) 502-9330, or E-mailing to: highseasjohn@.... The Course fee of $99 is payable with registration, as seating for this popular course is on a “first-come” basis.(This course received the "Official Citation of Recognition," for its high quality.)