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
Lt/C 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

Overwhelmed by all those functions on your GPS or chart plotter? Want to use your tablet or smartphone to help you navigate on your boat? Interested in using a desktop computer program to plan your cruise and then copy that information to your GPS?
…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.
…Learn More




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

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

VHF
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
9-11 am, Saturday

Get familiar with your boat’s VHF marine radio in just two hours. Experienced instructors teach you how to use VHF radio like a pro, including the new digital selective calling (DSC) rescue feature. You’ll also get tips on purchasing and installing VHF to get the most out of your investment. A handy waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s QuickGuide Using VHF is optionally available with essential information that you should have aboard. This QuickGuide explains to anyone on your crew how to use the radio, a real benefit if you’re unable to help in an emergency.
…Learn More




Non-Member – $55




Member – $45

Compass
Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
11-2 pm, Saturday

What’s included:
–Compass types
–Compass selection
–Compass errors
–Earth’s magnetic forces
–Magnetic variation
–Deviation
–Installation on your boat

…Learn More




Non-Member – $55




Member – $45

pm

Radar
On The Boat,
9-12 noon
Saturday

What’s Included?
–RADAR basics
–Operator controls
–Operator aids
–Collision avoidance
–Navigation
–RADAR display
–Target identification
–Headings
–Ranges
–Rain and snow effects
…Learn More




Non-Member – $55




Member – $45