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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Auto & Boating

Sailing for Kids: August Session

$295

with Sailing Ships Maine

Calendar Aug 15, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting charts a new course this summer in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine. Students will learn to row a dinghy, set and strike sail, steer, navigate, use a marine radio, operate a small outboard, watch the weather, tie knots, and follow basic safety. The primary instructional boat, the Paul Bolger-designed 25 yawl, is a strong, beamy, shallow-draft cruising boat ideal for Merrymeeting Bay. The decks are wide and spacious and will keep students socially distanced as they spend the week outdoors. Students should bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, and wear appropriate shoes (no flip flops). The cost of each session is $295 and includes a one-year membership in U.S. Sailing; U.S. Sailing Small Boat Sailor Certification, full access to the U.S. Sailing Skill-Up App to help students and instructors track individual student accomplishments; National Association of State Boating Law Administrators safety course certification; and a Sailing Ships Maine T-shirt, rope, and journal. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

AGES 12-17

Will run

Captain License Information: Session II
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Captain License Information: Session II

Free

with John Coffin

Are you interested in obtaining a USCG Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license and a Master 100GT license, and what experience the Coast Guard requires for each? These informational sessions will help answer these questions and other questions you may have about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. We are planning to offer both courses during the Fall of 2022 for those interested, representing the Captain School Key West/Captain School Miami. This information session is free, but please register in advance, so the instructor knows how many individuals will be attending and can send login instructions.

Free Captain License Information Session I

Free

with John E. Coffin

Calendar Sep 21, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a Captain’s License? These information sessions will answer questions you may have about obtaining the license.

America's Boating Course: Session I

$75

with U.S. Power Squadron

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The most comprehensive in-person boating course available, America’s Boating Course, gives you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence. Our boater safety class meets most states’ certification requirements and is available in both Spanish and English. Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, saves you money on boat insurance, and qualifies you for a state boat license or operator certificate in most states. Our in-person boating course includes a comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection, and more. You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety. Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers, water sports enthusiasts, and so much more. Four sessions with a NASBLA approved examination. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for your discount. No other discounts. ***Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Free Captain License Information Session II

Free

with John E. Coffin

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a Captain’s License? These information sessions will answer questions you may have about obtaining the license.

Coast Guard Captain License Course

$1,045

with John E. Coffin

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The course qualifies students for a Coast Guard license to operate vessels carrying up to six passengers for hire (OUPV). The fee includes access to the Blended OUPV Course using Captain School Key West’s Learning Management System, charts, navigation tools, and the USCG-approved and accepted test.

America's Boating Course: Session II

$75

with U.S. Power Squadron

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The most comprehensive in-person boating course available, America’s Boating Course, gives you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence. Our boater safety class meets most states’ certification requirements and is available in both Spanish and English. Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, saves you money on boat insurance, and qualifies you for a state boat license or operator certificate in most states. Our in-person boating course includes a comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection, and more. You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety. Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers, water sports enthusiasts, and so much more. Four sessions with a NASBLA approved examination. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for your discount. No other discounts. ***Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Coastal Navigation

$50

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Nov 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the basics of coastal navigation using local charts, parallel ruler, and dividers. Learn what the symbols mean, how to determine safe and dangerous routes, create courses, learn rules of the “road”, what aids to navigation look like and do, plan for emergencies and more. For kayakers, sailors, powerboaters, and future Registered Maine Guides. Students will need access to either a Casco Bay Chart or Muscongus Bay Chart, parallel ruler and dividers.





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