SMSA Winter/Spring Training  


This page contains information about sailing and boating training programs that SMSA is sponsoring in cooperation with various local organizations. If you are interested in more info please contact the Training and Education program chair, Jennifer Marbourg-Miller.

Note that these are programs not generally being offered by our club-members directly and may involve additional fees, but generally we have negotiated special member prices - so be sure to mention you are a SMSA member when calling to register for any classes.
 
SMSA has decided to make a more concerted effort in providing sailing and boating training programs for the members and the community.

Keep an eye out for additional course offerings including courses offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary such as the Maryland Basic Boating Course, GPS course, and RADAR course. Plans are to offer a Coastal Navigation this fall so keep that in mind for this year's planning!


Winter/Spring Training Seminars

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Bartending Basics
January 28th, 10am
Location: SMSA clubhouse

Want to help with bartending at SMSA but unsure of what to do? Come join us!
We'll discuss the procedure for opening and closing the bar, bar sales and the register, bar rules, and how to make a few of your favorite sailor drinks! TAM certification not required. Bartenders are volunteers, so come join the fun!

Contact Jenn at training@smsa.com with questions.
Race Management Seminar
Saturday, February 11, 12 pm
Location: SMSA clubhouse

Focused on race committee training. Topics include: Anchoring the Race Committee (RC) Boat; Setting a Square Starting Line; Starting and Finishing Races; Scoring the Race; What RC can and cannot change; and More!

Want to decipher what those flags are on the race course? Don’t know how to set a square starting line? Come join us and meet some fellow sailors!

Contact Jenn at training@smsa.com with questions.
Maryland Basic Boating
Saturday and Sunday, Feb 25 and 26, 1-5pm  (4 hours each day)
Location: Southern Maryland Sailing Association
14490 Solomons Island Road , Solomons, MD
(located on Solomons Island across from the gazebo)
$20 course fee. All proceeds will benefit the SMSA Junior Program.

Maryland law requires that anyone born on or after July 1, 1972 possess a certificate of boating safety education in order to operate any motorized vessel. This certificate is good for life. Students must attend all classroom sessions and achieve a score of 80% on the exam to pass. The exam will be administered following the second session. Certificates will be issued upon successful completion.

Contact Guy Barbato to register for the course: gjb172@gmail.com
Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar
Sunday, February 26, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: SMSA clubhouse

Additional Question & Answer session at the SMSA Clubhouse following March Frostbite Races

Focused on The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012.
Topics include: Mark Roundings, What to do when boats meet on the course, Starting Rules, Finishing Rules, and Protest Hearings.

Have a rules question? Don’t understand a situation you’ve been in on the race course? Bring the scenario and we’ll figure it out together. Come join us and meet some fellow sailors!

Contact Jenn at training@smsa.com with questions.
Introduction to Racing
March 10th, 10am-Noon
SMSA clubhouse

Curious about racing? Want to introduce new sailors to racing? Come join us as we discuss the basics of sailboat racing. How do you find races? What to do when you get to the course? How to start? What are the basic racing rules? Let us help you make sense of the chaos and get you involved in the fun! Meet other local sailors interested in racing.

Don’t own a boat but want to get involved in racing? Come join us! We can help you find a skipper looking for crew!

Contact Jenn at training@smsa.com with questions.
First Aid/CPR

March 31st, 10am-5pm
SMSA clubhouse
Cost: $60/person (includes book and certification card)

In this 6-hour instruction you will learn to administer CPR and to handle breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children, and infants.  Upon course completion, you will earn a 2-year certification from the American Safety Health Institute.

SPACES ARE LIMITED!  Contact Jenn at training@smsa.com with questions.
Introduction to Sailing

Friday, April 13th, 6pm
SMSA clubhouse

For Who?  Anyone interested in learning about Sailing!


Join SMSA Members at the Clubhouse on Friday, April 13th for information about the club, information on our classes for children and adults, and basics of sailing and sailboat terminology.


Stick around for Happy Hour and the Commodore's Potluck Dinner!

Contact Jenn at training@smsa.com with questions.


Race Management Seminar
Sunday, April 15, 12 pm (Noon)
Location: SMSA clubhouse

Focused on race committee training. Topics include: Anchoring the Race Committee (RC) Boat; Setting a Square Starting Line; Starting and Finishing Races; Scoring the Race; What RC can and cannot change; and More!

Want to decipher what those flags are on the race course? Don’t know how to set a square starting line? Come join us and meet some fellow sailors!

Contact Jenn at training@smsa.com with questions.
Trainings To Come ...
Remote First Aid and more!









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