Sep
25
Mon
2017
Piloting Class @ North East State Community College Library
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Piloting Class Offered by Tri-Cities Boating Club

WHEN: Monday nights Sept 18th through Nov 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
WHERE: North East State Community College Library, Room L106
COST: $75 USPS Members, $125 non-members. Cost includes 2 textbooks, plotter, dividers, instructions to download a marine navigation program and the exam.
WHO: Anybody with a desire to learn how to navigate a boat. Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course involves many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning including:
• Charts and their interpretation
• Navigation aids and how they point to safe water
• Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
• The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic
• Use of GPS – typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route.
• Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS
• Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning
• The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking

For more information and to register, please contact:  Rich Moakler,  (423)646-2938 or email Rich at  richmoakler@gmail.com

 

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Piloting Class @ North East State Community College Library
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Piloting Class Offered by Tri-Cities Boating Club

WHEN: Monday nights Sept 18th through Nov 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
WHERE: North East State Community College Library, Room L106
COST: $75 USPS Members, $125 non-members. Cost includes 2 textbooks, plotter, dividers, instructions to download a marine navigation program and the exam.
WHO: Anybody with a desire to learn how to navigate a boat. Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course involves many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning including:
• Charts and their interpretation
• Navigation aids and how they point to safe water
• Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
• The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic
• Use of GPS – typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route.
• Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS
• Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning
• The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking

For more information and to register, please contact:  Rich Moakler,  (423)646-2938 or email Rich at  richmoakler@gmail.com

 

Oct
6
Fri
2017
District 17 Fall Conference @ Holiday Inn
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
9
Mon
2017
Piloting Class @ North East State Community College Library
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Piloting Class Offered by Tri-Cities Boating Club

WHEN: Monday nights Sept 18th through Nov 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
WHERE: North East State Community College Library, Room L106
COST: $75 USPS Members, $125 non-members. Cost includes 2 textbooks, plotter, dividers, instructions to download a marine navigation program and the exam.
WHO: Anybody with a desire to learn how to navigate a boat. Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course involves many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning including:
• Charts and their interpretation
• Navigation aids and how they point to safe water
• Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
• The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic
• Use of GPS – typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route.
• Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS
• Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning
• The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking

For more information and to register, please contact:  Rich Moakler,  (423)646-2938 or email Rich at  richmoakler@gmail.com

 

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Piloting Class @ North East State Community College Library
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Piloting Class Offered by Tri-Cities Boating Club

WHEN: Monday nights Sept 18th through Nov 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
WHERE: North East State Community College Library, Room L106
COST: $75 USPS Members, $125 non-members. Cost includes 2 textbooks, plotter, dividers, instructions to download a marine navigation program and the exam.
WHO: Anybody with a desire to learn how to navigate a boat. Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course involves many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning including:
• Charts and their interpretation
• Navigation aids and how they point to safe water
• Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
• The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic
• Use of GPS – typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route.
• Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS
• Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning
• The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking

For more information and to register, please contact:  Rich Moakler,  (423)646-2938 or email Rich at  richmoakler@gmail.com

 

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Commanders Chili Cook-off @ To Be Determined
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
23
Mon
2017
Piloting Class @ North East State Community College Library
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Piloting Class Offered by Tri-Cities Boating Club

WHEN: Monday nights Sept 18th through Nov 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
WHERE: North East State Community College Library, Room L106
COST: $75 USPS Members, $125 non-members. Cost includes 2 textbooks, plotter, dividers, instructions to download a marine navigation program and the exam.
WHO: Anybody with a desire to learn how to navigate a boat. Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course involves many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning including:
• Charts and their interpretation
• Navigation aids and how they point to safe water
• Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
• The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic
• Use of GPS – typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route.
• Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS
• Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning
• The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking

For more information and to register, please contact:  Rich Moakler,  (423)646-2938 or email Rich at  richmoakler@gmail.com

 

Oct
30
Mon
2017
Piloting Class @ North East State Community College Library
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Piloting Class Offered by Tri-Cities Boating Club

WHEN: Monday nights Sept 18th through Nov 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
WHERE: North East State Community College Library, Room L106
COST: $75 USPS Members, $125 non-members. Cost includes 2 textbooks, plotter, dividers, instructions to download a marine navigation program and the exam.
WHO: Anybody with a desire to learn how to navigate a boat. Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course involves many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning including:
• Charts and their interpretation
• Navigation aids and how they point to safe water
• Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
• The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic
• Use of GPS – typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route.
• Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS
• Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning
• The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking

For more information and to register, please contact:  Rich Moakler,  (423)646-2938 or email Rich at  richmoakler@gmail.com

 

Nov
6
Mon
2017
Piloting Class @ North East State Community College Library
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Piloting Class Offered by Tri-Cities Boating Club

WHEN: Monday nights Sept 18th through Nov 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
WHERE: North East State Community College Library, Room L106
COST: $75 USPS Members, $125 non-members. Cost includes 2 textbooks, plotter, dividers, instructions to download a marine navigation program and the exam.
WHO: Anybody with a desire to learn how to navigate a boat. Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course involves many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning including:
• Charts and their interpretation
• Navigation aids and how they point to safe water
• Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
• The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic
• Use of GPS – typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route.
• Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS
• Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning
• The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking

For more information and to register, please contact:  Rich Moakler,  (423)646-2938 or email Rich at  richmoakler@gmail.com

 

Dec
8
Fri
2017
Christmas Party @ The Blackthorn Club
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This is our annual Christmas Party. The Blackthorn Club and Sandra Matherly have been great hosts in the past, and we expect this year will be at least just as good.

This year, our Club will support Coalition for Kids with our gift giving initiative.  All attendees are encouraged to bring a new toy or article of clothing for a boy or a girl age 6 to 10. as C4K organizes their christmas giving for over 200 kids. They appreciate your support.