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The speed of a sailboat cannot be set at will, like that of a motorboat.  It depends instead on sail configuration, heading relative to the wind direction, and wind speed.  These dependencies constrain passage planning and execution.  For each sailboat, the information about its possible speed in various conditions is collected in a polar diagram.  In this class, building heavily upon the skills learned in "Fundamentals of Marine Navigation", you will learn how to construct a sailboat's polar diagram and integrate its information on speeds with the use of a course plotter for passage planning and course correction in the presence of a current.  Each class involves a practicum and 2 -4 hours of homework weekly.  A syllabus is available upon request.  A $20 materials fee for a polar diagram and handouts is payable to instructor at first class. PLEASE NOTE THAT "FUNDAMENTALS OF MARINE NAVIGATION" IS A PRE-REQUISITE, and tools purchased in prior class will be used in this class. First class is held in the library at Platt Middle School.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; starting 11/16/2017, ending 11/16/2017. 
   Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 3 sessions starting 11/30/2017, ending 12/14/2017. <
 Class Skip Dates :
  (No class on 11/23/2017)

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Platt Middle
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  Library 611. 
  362.

Instructor : Roberto Bianco 

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Two essential problems of marine navigation are knowing where you are and where to go.  A GPS loaded with electronic charts can answer those questions efficiently, but it can lull the skipper in delegating navigational responsibilities to a system which could suddenly fail.  With the safety of crew and vessel at stake, one must be able to navigate with tools other than a GPS.  In this class, focused on daylight, coastal navigation, you will learn about nautical charts, passage plotting, dead reckoning, position fixing, course correction in the presence of current, and collision avoidance. No previous sailing experience required. The class involves a practicum for each session and 2 - 4 hours of homework each week.  A detailed syllabus is available from the instructor.  A $40 materials fee, which covers course plotter, nautical charts and handouts, is payable to instructor at first class.  Class is limited to 8 students. FIRST TWO CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT ARAPAHOE CAMPUS, ROOM 362. REMAINING CLASSES TO BE HELD AT CASEY MIDDLE SCHOOL, ROOM C235.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 8 sessions; starting 9/21/2017, ending 11/9/2017

Tuition: $199.00

Materials Cost: $40.00

Location : Casey Middle Location : 
  Casey Middle.

Room :  C235

Instructor : Roberto Bianco 

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Start your weekend right with a fun hike to Woods Quarry! Follow naturalist Suzanne Michot to one of the historic stone quarries within the City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks. Find out about this unique place and the interesting plants and animals of the area. You’ll also learn some of the history and geology of the quarry. The hike is approximately 2.5 miles round trip with a 700 foot elevation gain. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a snack.  Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. No pets, please. Complete an adult waiver form at bvsd.org/lll prior to class. Rain date: Oct 1.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 9/30/2017, ending 9/30/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Chautauqua Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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Discover how the histories of Chautauqua and Open Space Mountain Parks (OSMP) are woven together. We will stop along the way to view historic Chautauqua and OSMP structures and observe where Lyons sandstone was quarried for some of the buildings in Boulder. We'll discuss the amazing flora, fauna and geology of the area. Please wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water, a snack and rain gear. The hike is about 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of around 700 feet. Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. No pets, please. Please fill out an adult waiver prior to the hike. The waiver can be found on our website.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 9/7/2017, ending 9/7/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Dining Hall Location : 
  Chautauqua Dining Hall.

Room :  Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 



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Discover how the histories of Chautauqua and Open Space Mountain Parks (OSMP) are woven together. We will stop along the way to view historic Chautauqua and OSMP structures and observe where Lyons sandstone was quarried for some of the buildings in Boulder. We'll discuss the amazing flora, fauna and geology of the area. Please wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water, a snack and rain gear. The hike is about 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of around 700 feet. Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. No pets, please. Please fill out an adult waiver prior to the hike at bvsd.org/lll. Rain date: Oct 29.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/28/2017, ending 10/28/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Dining Hall Location : 
  Chautauqua Dining Hall.

Room :  Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 



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Discover how the histories of Chautauqua and Open Space Mountain Parks (OSMP) are woven together.  We will stop along the way to view historic Chautauqua and OSMP structures and see where Lyons sandstone was quarried for some of the buildings in Boulder.  There will also be discussions about the amazing flora, fauna and geology of the area. Starting at the Chautauqua Dining Hall, this hike will be 2 -3 miles in length. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. No pets, please. Complete the adult waiver prior to class at bvsd.org/lll.  Rain date: Sept 24.

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 9/17/2017, ending 9/17/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Chautauqua Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 



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Follow naturalist Suzanne Michot up the trail between the 1st and 2nd Flatirons, where you will be close enough to touch these famous rocks! There'll be stops along the way to discover the geology, history and traditions behind Boulder's infamous Flatirons.  We’ll hike to the base of the 1st Flatiron and possibly beyond, depending on the pace of the group. Wear hiking boots and bring water, a snack, and rain gear. Miles: at least 3. Elevation gain: at least 700 feet. Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Please complete an adult waiver that can be found at bvsd.org/lll prior to hike.  Rain date: Oct 15.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 10/14/2017, ending 10/14/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 



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Follow naturalist Suzanne Michot up the trail between the 1st and 2nd Flatirons, where you will be close enough to touch these famous rocks! There'll be stops along the way to discover the geology, history and traditions behind Boulder's infamous Flatirons.  We’ll hike to the base of the 1st Flatiron and possibly beyond, depending on the pace of the group. Wear hiking boots and bring water, a snack, and rain gear. Miles: at least 3. Elevation gain: at least 700 feet. Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Please complete an adult waiver that can be found at bvsd.org/lll prior to hike.  Rain date: Sept 16

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM; starting 9/9/2017, ending 9/9/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 



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As summer progresses, so do the wildflowers. August brings sunflowers and other late-season beauties.  Take an easy hike on open space trails to practice your identification skills and learn new ones. You will find out about flower families and how these plants are named. The hike will be approximately 3 miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet and will start from the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Wear sturdy tennis shoes or boots and bring water and rain gear.  No pets, please. Please fill out an adult waiver prior to the hike. The waiver can be found on our website.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 8/26/2017, ending 8/26/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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