We hope you will join us in America's Boating Course, a fun and informative class taught by experienced power boaters and seasoned sailors, on 4 Tuesdays, evening beginning Feb. 27.
Tuesday, February 27 - Tuesday March 20, 2018 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Western Supermarket Address: 1000 Jemison Lane, Mountain Brook Village,(near the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Zoo). Come to upstairs conference room (take elevator or stairs beside the elevator). The meeting room is courtesy of Western Supermarket.
Are you curious about--- What type and size boat you need? How to recognize and handle hazards? When meeting a boat in a crowded area, what do you do?
What are the Boating Topics in this Class? Types of boats and their uses------Boating laws, local and national Finding your way ------Safety equipment, both required Communications------Boating in adverse conditions
Cost------The only cost is $35.00 for course materials.
Benefits------Many boat insurance companies offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete the course. Successful completion also qualifies you for an Alabama boat license.
Be in touch now to join us on February 27
Contact Eladio Ruiz de Molina, Commander, Vulcan Sail and Power Squadron at phone 205 - 587- 4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who will be sharing their knowledge with you? America's Boating Course is taught by seasoned sailors and experienced power boaters and they teach gratis. All are members of the Vulcan Sail and Power Squadron, the local chapter of the United States Power Squadron, a 103-year-old non-profit organization whose mission is boating education and safety.
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 is a certified instructor with the United States Power Squadron.
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. A native of Cuba, Eladio has owned Serendipity, a 42' Gulf Star ketch and Ariel II, 50' Gulf Star sloop.
Sara Ruiz de Molina, Vulcan Sail and Power Squadron, Education Officer
Make plans to join us Tuesday, February 27 in America's Boating Course