Two classes, each cost $40, is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Both classes are Saturday, Feb. 6. Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040.
Local Waters/Local Charts Class
The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular "Local Waters/Local Charts" class on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8:15 a.m. to noon. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional On-the-Water training is also offered at a later date. Please check with the class instructor for details.
Using GPS Class
The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. This is the last time this class is offered until the fall.
The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation, how a GPS works, and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS.