Advanced Grades

 Seamanshipbuoy  Practical marlinspike, navigation rules, hull design and performance, responsibilities of the skipper, boat care, operating a boat under normal and abnormal conditions, and more TBD
 Pilotingdividers  Piloting a boat in coastal and inland conditions  TBD
Advanced Pilotingchart  Build on the base developed in Piloting; and practical use of additional electronic navigation systems and other advanced techniques for finding position  TBD
Junior Navigationsextant  Offshore navigation: basic concepts of celestial navigation; practical how-to course using GPS for offshore navigation with sun site taking as a backup technique TBD
 Navigationglobe Advanced offshore navigation: additional sight reduction techniques for bodies other than the sun  TBD

After completion of Advanced Grade courses, members earn grades that can be written after their name: S, P, AP, JN, N

After completion of all Advanced Grades and Elective Courses, members earn the grade of "SN"



Basic sail: sailboat rigs, sail plans, boat design, hull types, standing and running rigging,wind, preparing to sail, and more

Engine Maintenanceprop Diagnosis of modern systems, basics of engine layout and operation TBD
Weathercloud Basic weather knowledge for safe and more enjoyable boating; weather predicting based on observation, barometer and wind information; more TBD
Marine Electrical Systemselectronics

Boat electrical systems - wiring, troublshooting and more

Marine Communications Systems What you should know about various radio communication TBD
Marine Navagation Systems Covers all aspects of electronic navigation TBD
Cruise Planningcompas Planning for a day or a year TBD 
Instructor Development Effective communication for speakers and teachers TBD 

Questions? Interested in taking a class? - please contact D/Lt Joanne Hancock, SN

Aditional Course Information

USPS Courses, Seminars, Webinars