Upcoming Boating Course!


Tar River Sail and Power Squadron – Boating Course

 A National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Certified Course

This is a basic boating class intended to be an intro to more advanced seamanship courses available to members of our boating club. Additional Power Squadron courses include: Seamanship, Piloting, GPS Navigation courses, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Cruise Planning, Weather Observation and Prediction, Sailing, and more.

Recreational Boating Class (Basic Skills Course)

Location: Parkers Chapel Baptist Church – Church Annex Building Side Entrance –                                  Old Pactolus Rd. at Greenville Blvd across from the Greenville Marine.

Class Begins:  March 4th – April 1st  Classes begin at 7:00 PM

Class: 4 sessions — 2 hours each session

Registration: Contact: Ben Reed at (252) 975-8110

Email: benreed@vol.com

Course Fee: $40 (includes instruction/course materials)

Course Materials Include: Boating Course Book, Student Course CD, Digital Chart CD,                                                         Com Channel Guide, and Assoc. Reference Materials

Class Seats: Limited to 15, personalized instruction



March 4th – Introduction to Tar River Power Squadron

     CHAPTER 1

                      Getting Started

                      Required Safety Equipment

                      Going Boating

                      Start work on knots

     Chapter review questions

March 18th – Practice: Bowline & coiling line, Hitch & Two Half Hitches

     CHAPTER 2

                         Navigation Rules

                         Navigation Aids

                         Light and Sounds

                         State and Local Regulations

     Chapter review questions

March 25th – Practice: Figure 8 knot, Square Knot, Cleat Hitch

     CHAPTER 3

                        Finding Your Way



                        Adverse Conditions

                        Communications Afloat

     Chapter review questions

April 1st

     CHAPTER 4

                        Water Sports Safety


                         PWC Operations

                         Knots and Lines


There will be an exam on North Carolina with specific questions about boating as well. Course review and Certification exam (approx 1 hour). Receive Certificate and Invitation to join our club!


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