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Two Virtual Boating Safety Seminars Offered This Winter

AMERICAS BOATING CLUB of the GREAT SOUTH BAY POWER SQUADRON is proud to offer the public two virtual boating safety seminars this winter – “Mariner’s Compass,” on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and “Introduction to Navigation,” on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Both seminars are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Even in the electronics age, a compass is essential for safe boating. In the “Mariner’s Compass” seminar, Learn how to select and install a compass on your boat, which features are most important and what will work best for you, how to deal with variation between true and magnetic north, and how to adjust your compass to remove most of the deviation caused by local magnetic influences. This is an essential seminar for all boaters.

The “Introduction to Navigation” seminar will introduce you to using nautical charts to determine safe routes, creating waypoints in your chart plotter and other GPS devices, and basic electronic navigation and planning. This seminar is a great foundation for advanced courses that teach piloting and celestial navigation skills.

Pre-registration is required for both seminars, with a supply and registration fee of $33.00 for the “Mariner’s Compass” Seminar and $30.00 for the “Introduction to Navigation” seminar. 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 Marie A. Wallach, AP – 207 Fairfield Dr. E., Holbrook, NY 11741. Any questions please contact Lt./C Marie A. Wallach at or by calling Marie at 631-848-8387.

The “Mariner’s Compass” and “Introduction to Navigation” virtual seminars are 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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