The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a two-session Boating Essentials course on Saturday, February 18, from 9:00 a.m. to noon and continuing on Sunday, February 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Class participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.
Led by Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, class participants will gain knowledge and confidence in reading charts, understanding navigational aids, plotting courses, proper anchoring, knot tying, knowing what to do in emergencies, and other helpful information for anyone who spends time aboard a boat.
A retired electrical engineering executive, Friedman has held a USCG captain’s license for 59 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for BoatUS, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats around the Chesapeake and from Florida and Long Island to Annapolis, teaching navigation courses, editing a monthly professional captains’ publication, and providing instruction to boat owners in the operation of their boats. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.
The program takes place in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium and is $25 for CBMM members or $35 for non-members, with pre-registration needed at bit.ly/BoatingEssentialsFeb2017.