The Port Angeles Yacht Club is happy to continue our long partnership with the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron by hosting a series of talks on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 at Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive, just west of Port Angeles Boat Haven.
These FREE talks will be roughly 2 hours long and will be free and open to the public.
The topics are:
November 4th GPS and AIS – where am I and where are you? A history and description of these two technologies which are especially important to mariners.
December 2nd Chart Plotting on the cheap – A discussion of computer, tablet and cell phone chart plotter software. OpenCPN will be described and information on how to download, install and use it to find your way on the water.
January 6th Crossing borders and extended Cruising – Latest information about requirements for cruising into Canada and returning to the USA. This session will touch on topics about where to go and how to get there, and how to prepare for extended times on your boat.
February 3rd Radio Waves, Antennas, and Communications Systems - enjoy an entertaining introduction to the magic of radio waves, their history, how antennas work, and how they affect your boat.
March 2nd Fishing for Cruisers – Types of gear needed, license requirements and techniques for catching your dinner.
April 6th Food for Cruisers – Now that you’ve caught that fish, how do you prepare it and serve it to keep your crew happy. Tips on shopping, storing, preparing food for your cruise.
May 4th Cruising safety – Anchoring, docking, avoiding trouble. It will either be a good experience or a good story!