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                                         Boating Education

We recognize the need for educating those new to boating. Osprey Marine offers private and class lessons in basic boating skills, close quarters handling, navigation and "Rules of the Road". 

 

Basic Navigation Skills
Use of a sextant
Private Lessons on Your Vessel or Ours

 

We offer:

 

Consultation on types of vessels and what might suit the needs of you and your family if purchasing a new boat

Private instruction in handling your boat including docking, navigation and the "rules of the road"

Instruction in safe boating, VHF radio operation, radar, electronic navigation and more.

    

16 Hour Recreational              Boating Course

 

This class is based upon the Coast Guard licensing requirements for obtaining the MMC.  It covers topics in more depth than the NYS safe boating class and goes beyond the basics.  Included in the curriculum:  Rules of the Road, Deck Safety, Weather, Navigation, Plotting, Electronics and Vessel Handling.

Navigation

 

Devoted specifically to navigation and plotting beginning with its' history  and applications throughout the ages.  Topics include geography of the earth, determining latitiude and longitude, use of nautical charts, celestial, lunar and solar fixes, use of electronic navigational

equipment (Loran, GPS, Radar, Electronic Charts, etc)

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