Class Schedule (Rev 02-12-20)

DARIEN SAIL & POWER SQUADRON: COASTAL BOATING COMPETENCE COURSE February - March 2020 – Noroton Yacht Club
 
7:30pm to 9:30pm – if classes are postponed due to weather, an e-mail will be sent

NOTE: Volunteer assistance is appreciated in set-up of classroom at 7:00pm, and to
“talk about boats” – we will be here to go over homework & other topics.

Class Schedule - Any schedule changes will be posted at dsps.darien.org

1) Tues. Feb 4 Registration and Distribution of Materials, Course Overview
Briefing on topics in Chapter 5 – Section 18 (pages 195 – 204) Charts – Piloting – Compass – Steering 60 D = ST (D = RT)

2) Tues. Feb 11 Homework due: Chartwork # 1
Briefing on topics in Chapter 5 – Section 17 (pages 177-194) GPS – Basic navigation Concepts – Chart Basics

Tues. Feb 18 NO CLASS – DARIEN SCHOOL FEBRUARY RECESS WEEK

3) Tues. Feb 25 Homework due: Chartwork # 2
Briefing on Chapter 1 – Sections 1-3
Terminology – Equipment – Getting Underway – Courtesy

4) Tues. March 3 Homework due: Chapter 1 Review ( pages 45-47) – see NOTE below.
Briefing on Chapter 2 – Sections 4-8
Nav Rules, Aids, Lights, Fed Regulations, State Regulations

5) Tues. March 10 Homework due: Chapter 2 Review ( pages 91-93 ) – see NOTE below.
Briefing on Chapter 3 – Sections 9-12
Charts, Anchoring, Adverse Conditions (Fog, Storm), VHF Radio

6) Tues. March 17 Homework due: Chapter 3 Review (pages 137-139) – see NOTE below.
Briefing on Chapter 4 – Sections 13-16 & COURSE REVIEW NOTES Water Sports – Trailering – PWC Opns (see note) – Knots & Lines

7) Tues. March 24 FINAL WRITTEN EXAMINATION 2-hour time limit - 75 questions
*** EXAMS GRADED & CERTIFICATES DISTRIBUTED TONIGHT ***

INSTRUCTOR: Frank Kemp 203 656 1129 fkemp@optonline.net

NOTE: Homework answers will be posted at dsps.darien.org – please check prior to class.

Knots and lines are covered in class – but do plan to visit www.animatedknots.com for more help.

Other Events of Interest
May 2 – Flare/Up! @ Weed Beach Join us this morning to fire your expired flares, safely, under the supervision of
Members of the Squadron. If you don’t have any flares, there will be an ample supply for you to use.

May 25 - Memorial Day Parade – Join the Squadron Float/Boat – Just Add Kids!

May 30 - Saturday morning – On-The-Water “Spring Refresher” – departing from Noroton Yacht Club 8:30am Hands-on experience for topics covered in this course, a chance to “Practice What We Teach:” – navigation aids, charts, radio calls, anchoring, right-of-way, etc! 4 to 5 students per boat - Need to sign up by Tuesday May 26