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February, 2024

Thursday
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Leaving from Pensacola (January) or Chesapeake (February).

Join the SSCA for the 2024 Bahamas Rally and Gathering. Depart (early January) from Pensacola or (early February) Chesapeake, and meet up (March 15-17) at Lorraine‘s Cafe and Bakery for Food, Entertainment, Beach Party, Live Music, DJ, and Cararaderie.
Wednesday
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The Boater’s Rights Advocacy Coalition committee chairs and our lobbyist hosting an educational session on anchoring and waterway access rights including the history, progress made, current legislative updates, and how members can participate in the process.
Thursday
8
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“Navigating the ICW with Aqua Maps” Long time Senior System Engineer, Luis Soltero, has taken the next step with communication tool sets in conjunction with highly enhanced Inter coastal Waterway(ICW) marine charts. By using the updated Aqua Map application/charts, created from additions to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marine charts, he is now navigating ICW channels with high precision. He will also discuss Bob423 tracks, Predict Wind route planning, and Offshore vs. Inshore routes. The Aqua Map electronic charts are provided with a data integration with NOAA charts, US Army ACES survey data and other US government provided materials. Aqua Map has also started a collaboration with NOAA to provide user depth data directly to NOAA as a public service. The Aqua Map corrections to the NOAA nautical charts for the ICW offer the best approach for consistent and more detailed data for cruisers. Aqua Map continues to provide cruisers solutions to the always changing ICW depths.
Saturday
10
Burg'r Bar
8:30 AM
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Join fellow cruisers for this monthly meeting. Held the 2nd Saturday of every month.
Saturday
10
Harvey's 4th Street Grill
9:00 AM
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Join John Walker and Lawrence Strominger for the St Petersburg SSCA monthly breakfast get together on the second Saturday of every month at 9am.
The group continues to meet at Harvey’s Fourth Street Grill in St Petersburg, FL:
Thursday
15
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Senior Software Engineer and Developer, Luis Soltero, shares his ideas and development tools for offshore and near shore using the new DataHub as well as Predictwind services. This webinar is focused on cruisers who need integration support of various data streams from differing on board systems, conversion of data types (NEMA), as well as storage and reuse of collected data to onboard or remote systems. His tools have been utilized for cruisers for over twenty years, his software was the first to be used to compress and facilitate data communications via Iridium; his background has made the tools he has created something all cruisers should be aware of.
Tuesday
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Via Zoom
4:30 PM
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The SSCA Board of Directors meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month via Zoom at 4:30 pm eastern time. Members are welcomed to attend. Open to all SSCA members and guests. Contact office@ssca.org for details on how to register for the Zoom conference. Share your view and offer suggestions.
Thursday
22
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Marine Engineer Luis Soltero, developer of many critical communications applications for offshore cruisers, presented his strategies during the SSCA Melbourne GAM 2023. The audience requested a repeat of this presentation as he answered questions on the various applications used, installation concepts and much more. This presentation presents not only his strategies as we go forward with offshore communications, but explains this body of work. This is an excellent webinar to help cruisers understand the various ways to be more successful with receiving and sending data while out of range of cell services. This technology is the most recent approach for offshore passaging for small boat cruisers. Click the link below to register!
SSCA
411 Walnut Street #17000
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-3443
Phone: (754) 702-5068
Email: office@ssca.org