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How To Use A Nautical Chart – Virtual Boating Seminar Offered June 15th!

AMERICAS BOATING CLUB of the GREAT SOUTH BAY POWER SQUADRON is proud to offer the public the virtual boating seminar – “How to use a Nautical Chart,” on June 15,  2021, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

Whether you’re planning a cruise, going fishing, or traveling to a local marina, knowing how to read and use nautical charts is essential to safe boating. Charts include “must have” information, including bottom contours, hazards, and aids to navigation – to help you travel safely.  Some of the topics that will be included in this seminar are:  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, and What’s in your way.

Pre-registration is required for the “How to use a Nautical Chart” Seminar, with a supply and registration fee of $30.00.  The registration forms can be found on our web site:, under the “Education” section.  If you prefer to register through the mail, please make check payable to:  GREAT SOUTH BAY POWER SQUADRON and mail to:  Lt./C Michael Boland, AP, 3 Atlantis Court, West Islip, NY 11795.  Any questions, please contact America’s Boating Club Great South   Bay Seminar Chair, Donna Bancroft, AP at or call 631-553-4754.

 The “How to Use a Nautical Chart” virtual seminars is being offered to the public by America’s Boating Club and the United States Power Squadron of the Great South Bay Power Squadron, a non-profit organization of boating enthusiasts who have a common interest and appreciation of recreational boating, boating safety, and education.

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