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    • 04 Jan 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room
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    Winter Training: Rules of the Road

    Navigation rules are the law! Learn "steering and sailing rules" for sailing and power vessels. The class will learn to identify light configurations at night and day shapes, and to identify sound signals and actions to be taken.

    The course is expected to last 4 hours. However, after a lunch break, a practice test will be administered to help students gauge their expertise ahead of taking the PSC Rules of the Road exam later in the winter session.

    Instructor: Chris C and John S

    Location:

    American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room

    6520 Amhurst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150


    Members may use one (1) FVSM for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    • 12 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room
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    2020 Training Meeting

    Discuss 2020 sailing season for PSC training.  Topics to be discussed include:

    • Winter Training
    • ASA 101/103 Schedule and Instructor OTW Day
    • ASA Bay Training
    • Bay Skipper Program
    • River Fleet Updates
    • Bay Sails
    • General Q&A

    All are welcome, but it's recommended that all PSC instructors, bay skippers and candidates attend this meeting.

    Time: Noon - 4pm

    Location:

    American Legion Post 176

    6520 Amherst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150


    POC for event Rob O

    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room
    • 35
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    Winter Training Series: Diesel Engines and Components

    First of two classes - not required to attend both.

    Should take both if planning on taking the General Knowledge Exam and/or ASA 104 in 2020. 

    Tony and Rich will teach you basic diesel engine operations, how to perform operator maintenance and do and don't of diesel engine operations.

    Class covers:

    • Transmission
    • Props
    • Fuel System
    • Cooling
    • Oil
    • Batteries and Charging

    Instructors: Tony S and Rich K

    Location

    American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room

    6520 Amherst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150


    Direct all questions to Rob O

    • 02 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room
    • 34
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    Winter Training Series: Boat Systems

    Last of two classes - not required to attend both.

    Should take both if planning on taking the General Knowledge Exam and/or ASA 104 in 2020. 

    Tony and Rich will teach you about, thru-hulls, sea-cocks, ball valves and strainers, electrical (AC/DC), plumbing systems, propane stove operations, air conditioning, head systems and steering. You will learn about basic operations, maintenance, safety, basic tools required as well as cleaning tips on how to keep that boat smell away.

    Instructors: Tony S and Rich K

    Location

    American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room

    6520 Amherst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150

    Members may use one (1) FVSM for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing this pricing option.

    Direct all questions to Rob O

    • 08 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room
    • 17
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    Winter Training Series: Rules of Road #2

    Based on popular demand, PSC is hosting a second offering of our famous Rules of Road Course.  

    Navigation rules are the law! Learn "steering and sailing rules" for sailing and power vessels. The class will learn to identify light configurations at night and day shapes, and to identify sound signals and actions to be taken.

    The course is expected to last 4 hours. However, after a lunch break, a practice test will be administered to help students gauge their expertise ahead of taking the PSC Rules of the Road exam later in the winter session.

    Instructor: Chris C and John S

    Location:

    American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room

    6520 Amhurst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150


    Members may use one (1) FVSM for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.


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    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 01 Mar 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room
    • 16
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    Piloting and Navigation

    Two classes - must attend both.

    • Part 1 is February 23rd
    • Part 2 is March 1st

    Registration covers both parts

    Piloting involves navigating a vessel in restricted waters and fixing its position as precisely as possible at frequent intervals. Team PSC will help you learn, among other things, lines of position, dead reckoning, ranges, estimated positions, running fixes, and danger bearings. This is a two day class and is part of the ASA 105 certification. 

    Participants must have a 'Nav Kit' for this course.  Participants who need a 'Nav Kit' can purchase one through PSC for just $40 dollars.  This offer is good for registrations that occur before January 30th.

    This kit should include: 

    (1)  6" fixed point dividers (item #262),

    (2)  nautical slide rule (item #105), and

    (3)  compact parallel plotter (item #60)

    Lead instructor: Ross R

    Location:

    American Legion Post 176

    6520 Amherst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150


    Members may use one (1) FVSM for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing this pricing option.

    Direct all questions to Rob O 

    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room
    • 15
    Register

    Winter Training Series: Heavy Weather Sailing

    Bad weather at sea can generate fear and uncertainty, sap morale and lead to poor decision making. But it doesn’t need to. This course will help to prepare you to have a well thought-out strategy to see the storm not as an ordeal demanding superhuman strength, skill and endurance, but just as a different type of weather.

    Instructor: David K

    Location:

    American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room

    6520 Amhurst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150


    Members may use one (1) FVSM for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    POC: Rob O

    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 03 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom: American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room OTW: JBAB Capital Cove Marina
    • 8
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    ASA 101/103 Combined #1

    Never sailed before or has it been awhile? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completion of this combined course you will be able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Price:

    $650 Current Members

    $700 New Members, includes 1 Year PSC Membership

    Class Format:

    Evening Classroom Sessions (7 PM-9 PM) 

    American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Meeting Room

    6520 Amhurst Ave, Springfield, VA 22150


    • Tuesday, April 21st
    • Tuesday, April 28th
    Weekend On-The-Water Sessions - (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

    Capital Cove Marina

    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB] - 90 Giovannoli Way, Washington, DC 20032


    • Saturday/Sunday, April 25-26
    • Saturday/Sunday, May 2-3

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $50.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    Have questions about training, contact Rob O'Connor.

    • 27 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom: American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room OTW: JBAB Capital Cove Marina
    • 12
    Register

    ASA 101/103 Combined #2

    Never sailed before or has it been awhile? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completion of this combined course you will be able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Price:

    $650 Current Members

    $700 New Members, includes 1 Year PSC Membership

    Class Format:

    Evening Classroom Sessions (7 PM-9 PM) 

    American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Meeting Room

    6520 Amhurst Ave, Springfield, VA 22150


    • Wednesday May 27th
    • Wednesday June 3rd
    Weekend On-The-Water Sessions - (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

    Capital Cove Marina

    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB] - 90 Giovannoli Way, Washington, DC 20032


    • Saturday/Sunday, May 30-31
    • Saturday/Sunday, June 6-7

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $50.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    Have questions about training, contact Rob O'Connor.

    • 08 Jul 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom: American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room OTW: JBAB Capital Cove Marina
    • 12
    Register

    ASA 101/103 Combined #3

    Never sailed before or has it been awhile? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completion of this combined course you will be able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Price:

    $650 Current Members

    $700 New Members, includes 1 Year PSC Membership

    Class Format:

    Evening Classroom Sessions (7 PM-9 PM) 

    American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Meeting Room

    6520 Amhurst Ave, Springfield, VA 22150


    • Wednesday July 8th
    • Wednesday July 15th
    Weekend On-The-Water Sessions - (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

    Capital Cove Marina

    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB] - 90 Giovannoli Way, Washington, DC 20032


    • Saturday/Sunday, July 11-12
    • Saturday/Sunday, July 18-19

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $50.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    Have questions about training, contact Rob O'Connor.

    • 29 Jul 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom: American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room OTW: JBAB Capital Cove Marina
    • 12
    Register

    ASA 101/103 Combined #4

    Never sailed before or has it been awhile? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completion of this combined course you will be able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Price:

    $650 Current Members

    $700 New Members, includes 1 Year PSC Membership

    Class Format:

    Evening Classroom Sessions (7 PM-9 PM) 

    American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Meeting Room

    6520 Amhurst Ave, Springfield, VA 22150


    • Wednesday July 29th
    • Wednesday August 5th
    Weekend On-The-Water Sessions - (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

    Capital Cove Marina

    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB] - 90 Giovannoli Way, Washington, DC 20032


    • Saturday/Sunday, August 1-2
    • Saturday/Sunday, August 8-9

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $50.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    Have questions about training, contact Rob O'Connor.

    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 27 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom: American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Room OTW: JBAB Capital Cove Marina
    • 12
    Register

    ASA 101/103 Combined #5

    Never sailed before or has it been awhile? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completion of this combined course you will be able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Price:

    $650 Current Members

    $700 New Members, includes 1 Year PSC Membership

    Class Format:

    Evening Classroom Sessions (7 PM-9 PM) 

    American Legion Post 176 - Upstairs Meeting Room

    6520 Amhurst Ave, Springfield, VA 22150


    • Wednesday, 16 September 2020
    • Wednesday, 23 September 2020
    Weekend On-The-Water Sessions - (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

    Capital Cove Marina

    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB] - 90 Giovannoli Way, Washington, DC 20032


    • Saturday/Sunday, 19-20 September 2020
    • Saturday/Sunday, 26-27 September 2020

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $50.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    Have questions about training, contact Rob O'Connor.

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