America's Boating Course Boating for Fun and Safety
Tuesday, February 19 - April 9, 2019 at 6 p. m, - 7:30 p.m. Upstairs Conference Room, Western Supermarket, 1000 Jemison Lane, Birmingham 35223 No class on March 26 in AEA spring break
Are you curious about What type and size boat you need? How to recognize and handle hazards? What to do meeting another boat in a crowded waterway?
Take this opportunity to be a better boater as you learn from experienced sailors and power boaters in
America's Boating Course for Sailors and Power Boaters
Taught by experienced sailors and power boaters, and members of Vulcan Sail and Power
What are the boating topics in this class?
Types of boats and their uses Boating laws, both local and national Finding your way Safety equipment, both required Communications Boating in adverse conditions
The only cost is $35.00 for course materials. Our instructors teach as a public service to promote boating knowledge and safety.
More Benefits Many boat insurance companies offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete the course. Success also qualifies you for an Alabama boat license.
To know more, contact now:Eladio Ruiz de Molina, Commander, Vulcan Sail and Power Call 205-587-4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know and we'll count you in.
Who will be sharing their knowledge with you?
Butch Goldblatt B.S., M.D., Pediatrician, Sailor for more than 30 years with extensive experience as a bareboat charter captain. Commodore with The Moorings Charter Service in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Member of Birmingham Sailing Club. Senior Navigator and Instructor with Vulcan Sail and Power Squadron Butch has sailed the British Virgin Islands annually and has enjoyed his trips to the Grecian Isles in the Mediterranean. Butch owns a 36' sailboat in Niceville, Florida and a 22' sailboat at Logan Martin Lake. Rank of Navigator and certified instructor with the USPS. Joe D. Murphy, B.S., Years of experience as a sailor and a power boater. Senior Navigator and certified instructor of United States Power Squadron (USPS). Among his travels are a trip from Pascagoula, Mississippi to Mobile up the Tombigbee and Warrior Rivers to Birminghamport, a sailing trip from Panama City to Key West, and a sailing excursion from Miami across the Gulf Stream to Cat Cay and leisurely exploring of the islands of the Bahamas.
Bill Peck, B.A. Years of Great Lake and inland lake experience. Rank of Junior Navigator and longtime instructor for the United States Power Squadron (USPS) instructor for the Atlanta, Tallahassee and Birmingham Squadrons. Past Commander of the Atlanta Sail and Power Squadron. United States Power Squadron member since 1975. Over the years Bill trailered an 18' Sea Ray runabout to Lake Erie, had a 25' Trojan at a marina at Lake Erie, enjoyed his Candlewood Lake Ct. 20' Correct Craft at his own dock, and enjoyed his 26' Sear Ray at Lake Lanier, Georgia.
Eladio Ruiz de Molina, B.S.M.E., M.A., M.S.E, Commander of Vulcan Sail and Power Squadron. Years of experience as a blue-water sailor navigating the Gulf, eastern U.S. coast and the Bahamas. Certified instructor of the United States Power Squadron. A native of Cuba, Eladio has owned Serendipity, a 42' Gulf Star ketch and Ariel II, 50' Gulf Star sloop.
What is Vulcan Sail and Power Squadron?
Vulcan Sail and Power Squadron is the local chapter of United States Power Squadron (USPS), a 104-year-old, nonprofit organization whose mission is boating education and safety. Our members teach gratis and are experienced power boaters and sailors. Officers are:
Eladio Ruiz de Molina, Commander Joe D. Murphy, Past Commander and Executive Committee Dr. Edward Goldblatt, Executive Officer William C. Peck, Past Commander and Executive Committee Bill Camp, Treasurer Burt Buford, Past Commander, Member, Executive Committee Rodney Huntley, Secretary Bill Putney, Member Executive Committee Jake Hill, Administrative Officer Sara Ruiz de Molina, Education Officer, Vulcan Sail and Power