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As proud members of the United States Power Squadrons and District 23 - we welcome you to an energetic group of 100 members strong. To contact the Banana River Sail and Power Squadron for more information or to contact the Bridge Officers, please use the our telephone number 321-220-7775 to leave your voice mail.
General Meetings are held at 1830 every third Monday of the month except for December.
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Ages: 11 to 17 years Fee $11; 6 to 8 June 2016 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM at the DRS Satellite Beach Recreation Center. 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach, 32937 Learn the basics of boat handling, safety, navigation rules, water sports and government regulations— Federal and Florida. Attendance at the 3-day course and passing the test is required to obtain the Boating Safety Education ID card, as required by FL State Law to operate a boat.
To register please call the Satellite Beach Recreation Center
You will learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling, operation, and basic piloting in one comprehensive classroom session. This course meets Florida State and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) requirements for certification. Completion of the course is accepted by most insurance companies. You will learn the basics of what you need to safely and comfortably go on the water with your boat. This comprehensive course includes lessons on seamanship, boat handling, boat types, rules of the road, navigation aids, regulations, adverse conditions, marine VHF radio, trailering and personal watercraft operation. An on-the-water session will also be held demonstrating trailer launching and retrieval; undocking, basic boat handling, anchoring and docking.
This course reviews communications systems for the recreational boater. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented with definitions of radio circuits enabling the student to choose the best system. Also covers Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), FCC Rules and regulations, High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications), Family Radio Service transceivers, and the troubleshooting of radio installations.
For those who venture out on the water their safety and comfort have always been weather dependent.
In this course students will become keener observers of the weather within the context of the basic principles of meteorology — the science of the atmosphere. This meteorology course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another.
The course will be taught by meteorologists at
NOAA’s Melbourne National Weather Service.
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