We are America’s Boating Club – Oceanside we are a member of the “America’s Boating Club®” which has over 35,000 members throughout the country.   Whether you’re an “old salt” or a novice, whether you own a boat or don’t, if you want to learn more about seamanship, you’ve come to the right place!

TAKE A CLASS:  Please check out our CLASSES PAGE for detailed descriptions of the different courses being offered …more

Hands-On-Training:  You will be taken out on the instructor’s power boat for in depth training on boat handling.  FREE   …more

Jump Start:  Jump Start is America’s Boating Club’s program to help new boat owners develop essential skills for easier handling and safer operation of your new vessel.   …more

Vessel Safety Check:  If you have a boat, we have certified vessel safety examiners that will perform a FREE  Vessel Safety Check.  …more


I’ve learned so much in their classes.  A must have for anyone who owns a boat or is thinking of buying one.  Their instructors are the best!  I checked out other options, no one comes close.

Barbara D. Fallbrook

My husband and I thoroughly enjoy exploring the beautiful coastline of Oceanside in our Catalina 315.  We would not have been doing any of this had it not been for America’s Boating Club – Oceanside educaitonal classes, organized cruises and the wonderful people we met!!  Being part of America’s Boating Club, Oceanside opened up an entire new world for us.

June D. Carlsbad

Great educational programs – they also know how to have a good time.  Sundowners on Oceanside Bay, cruises to Catalina and Mission Bay.  Knowledgeable speakers at the potlucks.  Great fun!

Keith M. Oceanside


September 15, 2021

Ice Cream Social - General Membership Meeting

Sign-up deadline is September 12.

See Flyer


September 14, 2021

Marine Navigation Class

Oceanside Yacht Club
7-9 pm (8 weeks)

★  Charts and their interpretation

★  Landmarks and navigation aids (buoys,

daymarks, lights, etc)

★  Plotting courses and determining direction and distance

★  The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic

★  Use of GPS – basic GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS course

★  Pre-planning courses and entering them into the GPS

★  Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques


For more events, please see the EVENTS page.

Read  the latest  “Mariners Needle”

Take a picture or selfie with a copy of the Mariner’s Needle. Your member picture may be posted in future editions. Be creative with your photo.
Take it at home, on your boat, on vacation…

Email it to us at richeleds@gmail.com with your Name and Location of the shot. Use “Stay Connected” in the subject line.  Click HERE for the photos of members so far.

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