Classes

2019 Class Schedule

Most courses and seminars will be held at Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room (downstairs) at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: Oceanside Yacht Club members may take classes at member rates however they may not take the test.

Pay Online or Contact:

SLR Education Officer
Lt/C Adriaan Veldhuisen, SN-ACN
adriaan.veldhuisen@cox.net
760-716-4713

Assistant SEO
1/Lt Janis Siems, AP
janis@kamtel.net
760-214-2400

Courses/Electives

America’s Boating Course (ABC)
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
7pm, Tuesdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

This course qualifies you for the CA Boaters License.

You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety.

Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers and water sports enthusiasts, and so much more.
…Learn More




Non-Member – $65

Cruising and Cruise Planning
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
7pm, Thursdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Want to take a “road trip” on the water? Gain the confidence and practical skills needed to explore ports and coves for a weekend or weeks at a time. Take Cruising and Cruise Planning and join your fellow boaters for raft-ups and rendezvous up the river, down the bay, and along the coast. …Learn More




Member – $67




Non-Member – $102

Engine Maintenance
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
7pm, Thursday

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Every skipper needs to understand the fundamentals of gas and diesel engines to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems under way. Learn about transmissions, propellers, and steering. …Learn More




Non-Member $90




Member $70

Piloting or Marine Navigation
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
7pm, Tuesdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Learn the essentials of safe coastal and inland navigation using basic GPS in conjunction with charts and other marine data. The Marine Navigation course teaches you …Learn more




Member $90

Marine Electrical Systems Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room 7pm, Thursdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS This course explains what electricity is, followed by discussions on boat electrical wiring, DC and AC electrical systems, galvanic & stray current corrosion, lightning protection, and ends with troubleshooting of boat electrical problems. The course includes detailed instructions on: How to use a multimeter; How to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits and How to read electrical wiring diagrams. …Learn More

Non-member $90

Member $70

Advanced Piloting
or Advanced Marine Navigation

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
7 pm, Tuesdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Do you want to navigate unfamiliar waters in limited visibility or take an extended cruise with confidence? Learn to use radar, chart plotters, AIS and other electronic tools …Learn More




Member – $75

Seamanship or Boat Handling
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Wednesdays 7pm and Saturdays (time TBD)

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

After taking America’s Boating Course online or in person, take Boat Handling to gain real-world boat handling and boating skills. You’ll boat with more confidence and feel more confident on the water. …Learn More




Member – $75

Sail
Location TBD
7pm, Thursdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Learn about basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety from experienced USPS sailors. Then tackle the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions. This course will benefit non-sailors as well as novice and experienced sailors.
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Non-Member $90




Member $70

Weather
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
7pm, Thursdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

What’s included?

-How weather systems form, behave, and move
-Where to get weather reports and forecasts on the internet
-Using full color photographs and drawings to understand weather in the United States
-Using Daily Weather Maps and learning aids with a complete explanation of map symbols designed to develop weather map reading and analysis skills
Understanding NOAA’s Sky Watcher Chart – a reference to assist in identifying cloud types




Non-member $90




Member $70

America’s Boating Course (ABC)
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room 
7pm, Tuesdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

This course qualifies you for the CA Boaters License.

You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety.

Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers and water sports enthusiasts, and so much more.
…Learn More




Non-Member – $65

Seminars

Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
9-12noon,Saturday

What’s included?

  • How VHF radios work and their controls
  • Using the correct channels
  • Using correct procedures and terminology
  • Advanced methods of communication
  • How digital selective calling (DSC) equipped radios work and their controls
  • Practice DSC calls using the included DSC simulator on CD

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Non-Member – $55




Member – $45

Weather Forecasting
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
9-12noon,Saturday

Are the winds too strong? What is a small craft advisory? The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. This seminar, a must for boaters who have never taken a weather course, will help you answer these questions and gain an understanding of the forces acting on your boat. Understand the forecast and know what to expect, whether you’re in a kayak, trawler, sailboat, or schooner. This seminar presents a complex subject in a way that is both understandable and useful.
…Learn More




Non-Member – $55




Member – $45