City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907


U.S. Power Squadron Seminars – May 4, 2019

Hosted By City Island Yacht Club (CIYC)/Westchester Sail and Power Squadron (WSPS)/City Island Sail and Power Squadron (CISPS)


Two 2 hour United States Power Squadron seminars in one day:

  • How to use a chart – Whether you’re planning a cruise, going fishing, or traveling to a local marina, knowing how to read and use nautical charts is essential to safe boating.
  • Introduction to Navigation – An introduction to determining safe routes, creating waypoints in your Chartplotter and other GPS devices, and basic electronic navigation and planning using the free downloadable OpenCPN software. This seminar is a great foundation for advanced courses that teach piloting and celestial navigation skills.


HOW TO USE A CHART – 2 hours

What’s Included?

  • What charts show navigators above the water
  • Chart features
  • Chart scales
  • What charts show navigators below the water
  • Aids to navigation
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Planning your course
  • What’s in your way


What’s Included?

  • Waypoint navigation using a chartplotter
  • Navigation planning using OpenCPNsoftware
  • Navigation while underway
  • What to do when things go wrong

Date:                Saturday May 4, 2019

Time:               10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (approx.)

Location:         City Island Yacht Club

                        63 Pilot St. City Island (Bronx) NY 10464


Must Register by April 20th or

For information call:

Frank at: 914-424-2255




$30 Fee