Member Classes

A variety of courses are offered by the Oshkosh Sail and Power Squadron, both to the public and to our members.

Using GPS   Cost: 20 - Location:  Appleton Yacht Club - Date and Time:  Wednesday June 16th starting at 18:30
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This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation and shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts. The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS - what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. You'll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don't currently own one. The waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain's Quick Guide Using GPS is included to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.

Onboard Weather Forecasting   Cost: 20 - Location:  Appleton Yacht Club - Date and Time:  Wednesday July 21st starting at 18:30
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While not a course in weather, this seminar explains how just using your own senses can help you determine what conditions you will encounter where you are. By all means, a forecast is important. It will tell you what weather systems are headed your way, but they are challenged to tell exactly where and when conditions will change. Add your own observations and you have an extra edge. Add a couple of instruments and you can verify your observations. The seminar explains weather systems, how to understand clouds and their changes, using changing wind direction, temperature, and pressure to hone in on emerging weather fronts. The seminar includes the McGraw-Hill Onboard Weather Forecasting waterproof Captain's Quick Guide to take aboard your boat.