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Learning Double Hitter - Line Handling and Knots plus Weather

  • 15 Apr 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • LGYC Ballroom

Registration is closed

Class is still on for those that want to attend before heading out to the Short Creek opening raft up or those that are not heading out and want to stay for lunch and the weather class.

The America's Boating Club and past Commodore Wills, would like to invite LGYC to lunch and learn more in a two part session on April 15.  Each section will run for about 2 hours and will be taught by qualified instructors with a lunch break from noon until 1.  You can attend either or both, the classes are free.

Lunch, drinks and snacks will be offered for $10 so bring some cash or a check.

Please RSVP so we can set the ballroom up for the right numbers.

Knots and Line Handling: The Knots You Need to Know - 10 until 12

Do you know which knots to use in every situation? Learn to securely attach your boat and other useful applications.

Learn how to secure your boat to docks, piers, and other boats; handle rescue and repair situations; manage running rigging; anchor securely; and tow other vessels or people. This seminar has been designed to help you to know which lines and knots to use in each situation. You'll gain knowledge and hands-on experience selecting the appropriate line and tying the 10 most useful knots, bends, and hitches; and you'll learn how to care for the lines on your boat and on the dock.

Lunch Break 12 until 1

Basic Weather and Forecasting - 1 until 3

The safety and comfort of those who venture out-on-the-water have always been weather dependent. This seminar is a must for boaters who have never taken a weather course. The complex subject of weather is presented in a way that is both understandable and useful. Topics include:

Air Masses and Fronts;



Clouds and Thunderstorms;

Fog; and


Good sources for local weather info

If this is successful we will consider other topics in future months.  Other suggested topics include Man Overboard skills including actual boat outing, Rivers, Lakes and Locks with a lock through Guntersville Lock and Partner in Command. 

Lake Guntersville Yacht Club is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. 498 Yacht Club Drive, Guntersville, Alabama 35976

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