“Sail” Course with Skipper Rod

Ahoy MSA Sailors

On Wed Nov 14 the MSA’s own Skipper Rod Pickles and  the Fredericton Power and Sail Squadron will deliver the multi-week course called “Sail”

This course has something for everyone.   It will acquaint the beginner sailor with day-sailing in protected waters, while allowing experienced sailors to sharpen their skills.

The course has 4 main sections:

  • The Sailboat (Rigs and Plans; Design; Standing and Running Rigging; Sail types and cuts);
  • The Forces (Stability; Balance; Wind…);
  • Techniques of Sailing (Tuning; Up and Downwind sailing; Spinnaker handling; Heavy weather sailing…); and

4 Boating Courses Start Nov 14


It is time to start asking “How do I keep this boating feeling going all winter long?

Yes, it is time to find a Fredericton Power and Sail Squadron course to learn a few valuable things and keep the Conga Line of the Boating Life moving with your boating friends.

Here are your four choices for this fall and they start Nov 14

  • Advanced Piloting;
  • Boating Essentials;
  • Sail;
  • Seamanship (Formerly Piloting).

Go to www.BoatFredericton.com to lean more or straight to http://boatfredericton.com/?page_id=273 to sign up

MSA Basic Cruising Course July 11-14, 2012

The MSA is pleased to be hosting a  Basic Cruising Course (instructed by John Beal) to be held July 11 to 14 at the Mactaquac Sailboat Marina. We are looking to establish the level of interest in the course based on the plan outlined below:

1) Course to be from July 11 to July 14

2) Time. From 2 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, Friday July 13, and from 9 to 5 Saturday July 14

3) Course will follow the CYA Basic Cruising course as set out in the CYA web Site. On land and on water instruction.

Q:How to keep the sailing season going all year? A: Boating Courses

Calling All Stations, This is the commodore…

There is plenty of sailing left, (I got out 4 times last week) but it will all come to an end. I think.

Now is the time for MSA members to start planning on how to keep this sailing spirit alive over the winter. Yes, listening to Jimmy Buffett and looking at “Boat Porn” (web sites of boats for sale) is good… but we can do one better.

Got your Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)? No?

Calling all Stations

This is the Commodore


If you don’t have your PCOC then you need it and my recommendation is to invest one day and $75 and attend the Boat Pro course on Saturday May 15, 2010 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. You will learn something.. this is not paying some idiot $50 and he gives you a card without teaching you anything but the answers. Apologies to the idiots

This course is put on the the Fredericton Power and Sail Squadron, which is a group of boaters just like you,( In fact, I’m involved in their Paddle Smart seminar) and it prepares you for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) exam and a lot more.

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