America’s Boating Club 2021/2022 Classes

America’s Boating Club, Portsmouth, 2021/2022 Classes

7-9pm weekly at Portsmouth High School

Marine Navigation – Tuesday, Oct 12 to Dec 14 for 10 weeks.

Learn the essentials of safe coastal and inland navigation using GPS chart plotters, paper charts + other marine data. The Marine Navigation course teaches you to use OpenCPN electronic charts along with traditional paper dead reckoning techniques for planning and laying out safe routes, – then ensuring that you are on-course while underway.

Marine Navigation may be called Piloting on some pages of the websites

Cruise Planning  – Tuesday, Feb 15 to April 19 for 10 weeks

Follow-on:   Plan coastal voyages using OpenCPN  Chart Plotter software and internet-based tools.

Want to take a “road trip” on the water?  Gain the confidence and practical skills needed to explore ports and coves for a weekend or months at a time.  In Marine Navigation you are introduced to OpenCPN chart plotting software.  In this course you USE OpenCPN to plan your voyage.  These skills are transferrable to other Chart Plotters.  Take Cruising and Cruise Planning and learn the skills to pre-explore a coastline you have never seen before.

Cost for either course is $170 and includes a year’s ABC membership.

Under 18 is $120.   Already a member?  the price is $100

Register for either class online at or email

Classes held at Portsmouth High School

Mask wearing will be required in class.

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