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Safety and Education

Coast Guard Auxiliary Safety Check Digital Selective Calling
Float Plan Form
How Digital Selective Calling Works
International Code of Signals for visual, sound, and radio communications - United States edition
Go to BoatU.S. to register your MMSI

Boating Education

Coast Guard Courses

Be Prepared!

Education for Cruisers

Sailing outside your home waters can be intimidating. Winter is the best time to prepare yourself for the Summer Cruise.

1. Make sure your charts and cruising guides are up to date. Review the literature on the planned ports.
2. Plan the Courses. Need more confidence with voyage planning? Check out the following links:
Navigation (NAV) Sailing Skills & Seamanship (SSS)
How to Read a Nautical Chart (HRNC) About Boating Safely (ABS) - Multi-Session Version
GPS for Mariners (GPSFM) About Boating Safely (ABS) - Seminar Version
Suddenly in Command (SIC)  
Women's Sailing and Powerboating School  
Landfall Marine Training Center - Course Schedule  

"How to" Articles
Towing vs. Salvage by Marine Assist Association, Inc. Climb Your Mast Without a Hitch by Evans Starzinger - December 2009 Cruising World
Clean Water and Fresh Vegetables by Mary E. Trimble - June 1993, SAIL
Keeping an Alert Deck Watch by Mary E. Trimble - March 1993, SAIL
Whose Boat Is That? by Michael Robertson - March 2010 Sail Magazine

Misc Information
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary United States Power Squadron
The DTV Transition and your marine TV antenna  

Boating Maintenance
Project Description
Lewmar 48 Winch Maintenance
Steven Jones
Spring Commisoning - Mar 2007
Tom Senator
Spring Commissioning Checklist - Mar 2007
Vic Perla