Akron Sail and Power Squadron - Advanced Piloting Class

The United States Power Squadron is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the skills of its members.   Courses are taught by volunteer members of local Squadrons.  Akron Sail and Power Squadron offers a variety of courses, including the Advanced Piloting Class.  Other class schedules can be found at its web site, www.akronpowersquadron.com.

The USPS Advanced Piloting (AP) Course was developed by volunteer members of USPS.   Some materials on this web site are copyrighted by USPS.
Click below to download the course syllabus for Fall 2016.

(register at www.akronpowersquadron.com)

Piloting Highlights -- Click on button to review important background from Piloting Class.   This includes a Power Point tutorial on using the USPS Course Plotter
Select the buttons below for more class materials
AP Homework - Chapter 1 and Chapter 2
Class exercise 3-1 - Running Fix  (p 34)
Step-by-step process for plotting a Running Fix,  Exercise 3-1, p 34
Introduction to AP -  What to expect from the AP Class   (Promotional material)
USPS Web site - AP Material 
Links to Downloadable Material :
The AP Course builds on the skills that students developed in the Piloting Course, which is given every spring.  If you have not taken Piloting, but are experienced with charting and navigation, contact the instructor to see if you should take AP.
AP Homework - Chapter 3
Download Free NOAA Charts of US Coast and Great Lakes

AP Exercise - Chapter 4-1 (p 46)
AP Exercise - Chapter 4-2 (p 48)
AP Exercise - Chapter 4-3 (p 49)
AP Exercise - Chapter 5-1 (p 57)
AP - Optimizing Sailing - Ch 5

AP Exercise - Chapter 4-4 (p 52)
AP Cruise
Homework and exercises - Chapter 7

"Tides 101" - 

Homework and exercises - Chapter 8

Homework and exercises - Chapter 9

Bowditch Bay Chart
Tutorial on Deviation and Interpolation