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VI Mid-Island 2018 - Introduction to Boat Systems for Women

Introduction to Boat Systems, a women's-only course, will provide you with a very non-technical approach to understanding basic boat systems: mechanical (engine), electrical and water. Need some knowledge of the ‘blue jobs’ around the boat? Need to feel more confident about what to do in an emergency? Well, this is the course for you.

2018-10-20
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
0930h - 1630h
Where: Nanaimo Yacht Club Clubhouse
400 Newcastle Ave.
Nanaimo, British Columbia  V9S 1C7
Canada
Presenter: Tricia Nash, Steve Nash and Pamela Bendall
Contact: Kathy Swangard


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Introduction to Boat Systems (women-only) will provide a very non-technical approach to understanding basic boat systems:  mechanical (engine), electrical and water. Need some knowledge of the ‘blue jobs’ around the boat?  Need to feel more confident about what to do in an emergency?  Well, this is the course for you.

General Course Outline:
This full day seminar will provide approximately 4 hours of classroom instruction and discussion, followed by 2 hours of ‘on boat’ instruction to ‘locate and touch’ many of the items discussed in the morning. Note:  boats will be at the dock. This course will cover at least 10 of the most common issues that occur on boats when you are underway.

Topics (including but not limited to):

  • Water Systems:  drains, bilge, hoses; what to do first when water is coming in – so many possibilities!
  • Electrical Systems: Electrical fire, galley fire, losing your instruments (what now?), tracing circuits from your nav station; fuses and other spare parts.
  • Mechanical Systems (the engine): changing the oil, sources of overheating (linked to water!); how to store your spare parts and tools, and how to label them.
  • AND… how to convince your partner that you need to know how to help solve problems, especially finding the parts and tools, when you are together in the middle of an ocean!

Presenters / Instructors:
Opening presenter, Tricia Nash, will discuss her entry into the world of offshore sailing, giving up her commercial piloting career in order to endure high waves and swells.  Lack of knowledge is something Tricia was not used to and you will definitely relate to her story. Steve Nash is a seasoned instructor and international yacht captain, as well as a VP with the Canadian Recreational Yachting AssociationPamela Bendall, author of ‘What Was I Thinking? Adventures of a Woman Sailing Solo’, is an experienced offshore sailor, who has maintained and repaired her 47' boat almost exclusively for 10 years.

Lunch:
Please bring your own bag lunch. Coffee/tea will be provided by the Mid-Island group.

Cost:
BCA Members:  $80
Non-Members:  $110

Maximum Class Size:
12 participants


Cancellation:
There will be a processing fee of $15 in the event of participant cancellation.

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