Free boat lessons at Fay’s Boat Yard | Boating

GILFORD – You asked for them, free boating lessons at Fay’s Boat Yard, 71 Varney Point Road. To register, email: [email protected] Location in Fay’s Boat Yard, upstairs in the classroom, stairs to the right of the gas tank near the sailboat well.

First Up – “How to Read a Chart 101”

This will look at the different maps of Lake Winnipesaukee and through a power-point presentation give some differences between them. There is also a discussion on what the different buoys indicate, what kind of warning signs are on the lake (for boaters) and by the end of the course you should have basic cartographic knowledge of Lake Winnipesaukee .

Dates and times: Sunday 17 July, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Monday July 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sunday August 7, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Monday August 8, 10am-2pm

How to secure your boat to a dock? And more! Do you know how to tie a square knot, a clove knot, a cleat knot, a chair hitch, a taut knot or two half hitches? By the end of this course, you will. And, you can hold the line for practice afterwards.

Dates & Times: Sunday July 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Monday July 18, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday August 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Monday August 8, 2-4 p.m.

Third – “Ladies at the Helm”

Sorry guys, this is for ladies only. A brief time in class, discussing the operation and handling of the boat, then, courtesy of Fay’s Boat Yard, we will go on a pontoon boat for practical work (weather permitting). After that, if you are interested in further instruction, arrangements can be made with a qualified instructor for individual lessons on your own boat.

Dates & Times: Saturday 16 July, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday August 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

This “course” will be by appointment only as it will be done on your own boat with a qualified staff member or a member of the United States Power Squadrons. There is a small charge for the instructors’ time. Contact Linda to set up an instructor and they will confirm for you directly. Fees will be paid directly to the instructor.

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