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In Reply to: Safety Training posted by CaptTony on February 23, 2001 at 10:16:52:
Experience is about 10 yrs old but I was a member and instructor for the Power Squad while living in Duluth.
I thought the basic course was very worth while. And then once joining I took several advanced courses. Course materials and coverage for Junior Nav, Sail, Piloting and Adv Piloting were excellent. As I understand it, their navigator material was the basis for many naval classes in both WW I and II. Instructors make a difference however. And the squadron's must vary too. All my instructors were outstanding except the JN instructor and he wasnt terrible. I eventually taught the sail, piloting and adv piloting courses. I still dig out the textmaterial and my notes for review from time to time.
The socializing was fun and we had some great 'fitting out' parties in the spring. The power-sail dichotomy wasnt a serious impediment tho it did set the groups apart some if only because of the different 'rhythm' of cruising the different types.
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