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

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Lt/C Jan Follestad, SN-ON
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Courses / Electives

Marine Navigation

Nov 12 – Jan 28, 2020

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

Instructor

Weather

16-Jan – 19 March 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Thursdays 7pm

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

  • 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

Member $77

Non-member $97

America’s
Boating
Course

5-February – 22 April 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Wednesdays 7pm

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.

Everyone - $65

Instructor

Advanced
Marine Navigation

March 3 – May 5, 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
7pm, Tuesdays

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Do you want to navigate unfamiliar waters in limited visibility or take an extended cruise with confidence? Suzy will teach you how to use radar, chart plotters, AIS and other electronic tools to supplement basic GPS navigation. Obtain a thorough understanding of piloting techniques in a variety of coastal tide, current and wind conditions.

Member $75

Marine
Communication
Systems

2-April – 4 June 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Thursdays 7pm

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Become a better boater by mastering your radio in the digital age. Learn voice communications and the use of digital selective calling (DSC), and get the skills you need for a day sail or offshore adventure. Learn from Steve in an interactive classroom environment.

Member $77

Non-Member $97

Boat Handling

10-June – 18 July 2020

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.

Member - $75

Instructor

Sail

11-June – 6 Aug 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Thursdays 7pm

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.

Member - $77

Non-Member $97

Instructor

Engine
Maintenance

20-Aug – 22 Oct 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Thursdays 7pm

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. Get the knowledge you need to keep your boat in tiptop shape.

Member - $77

Non-Member $97

Instructor

Seminars

Sail Trim

9 May 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Saturday 9-11 AM

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Are you getting the most out of your sailboat?  Adriaan will teach you how to set up your boat’s rigging and how to use and adjust your sails for optimum performance under a wide range of conditions.  You’ll be more aware of ways to improve your sailing performance.

FREE SEMINAR – Sign Up

Instructor

Using
VHF / DSC

8 Aug 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Saturday 9-11 AM

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Get familiar with your boat’s VHF marine radio in just two hours.  Van will 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 our of your investment.  A handy waterproof McGraw Hill Captain’s Quick Guide, Using VHF is optionally available.

Member - $45

Non-Member - $55

Instructor

Basic
Weather

12 Sept. 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Saturday 9-11 AM

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

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.

Member - $45

Non-Member - $55

Instructor

Mariner’s
Compass

10 Oct. 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Saturday 9-11 AM

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Even in the electronics age, a compass is essential for safe boating.  Learn how to select and install a compass on your boat, which features are most important and what will work best for you, how to deal with variation between true and magnetic north, and how to adjust your compass to remove most of the deviation caused by local magnetic influences. This is an essential seminar for all boaters.

Member - $45

Non-Member - $55

Instructor

Tides &
Currents

14 Nov. 2020

Oceanside Yacht Club, Regatta Room
Saturday 9-11 AM

MAXIMUM 12 STUDENTS

Cruise confidently in coastal waters, secure in your knowledge of tidal conditions. Even if you are an inland boater, you may travel to an area where knowing about tides and tidal currents is important. Discover what causes the tides to rise and fall and what causes the currents to flow. Learn where to find sources of information about tides and tidal currents, simple ways to predict height of tide and speed of current flow and how to use both print and electronic tide tables. Learn about how tides and currents affect your boat’s performance from experienced coastal boaters.

Each student receives a full color Student Guide for this two-hour seminar.

Member - $45

Non-Member - $55

Instructor