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

SLR Education Officer
Lt/C Jan Follestad, SN-ON
follestad71@gmail.com
760-712-7161
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Assistant SEO
P/C Cida Diehl, SN-CN
cidadiehl@sbcglobal.com
760-798-5794

Engine Maintenance

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON CLASS
April 4, 2024 (Thursdays)
Oceanside Yacht Club Classroom
1950 Harbor Drive N
Oceanside, CA 92054

Every skipper needs to understand the fundamentals of gas and diesel engines to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems underway.  Learn about transmissions, propellers, and steering.  Get the knowledge you need to keep your boat in tiptop shape.

  • Basics of engine layout and operation for the gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesels
  • Basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellers), steering systems, and engine controls
  • Diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix
  • How to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed
 

COST
$80 / AB Club & OYC Members
$120 NonMembers

 

Instructor – Jorge Alonso

MEMBER USPS or OYC – $80 
NonMember – $120

Member/NonMember
AB Club/OYC Member Number:

ABC Class

January 16, 2024 (Tues, 12 classes)
7pm-9pm

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON CLASS
Oceanside Yacht Club Classroom
1950 Harbor Drive N
Oceanside, CA 92054

  • Introduction to Boating: Types and uses of power boats; sailboats; outboards; operator’s responsibilities and courtesy. 
  • Navigation Rules: Boat registration; regulations; required safety equipment; state boating laws;
  • Coastal Navigation: Charts and maps; plotting; electronic navigation, anchoring, emergencies; communications afloat. 
  • Water Sports Safety: Life jackets; emergencies onboard; fire extinguishers; distress signals 
  • Introduction to Navigation: Digital Charts and GPS navigation. 

 

Jan Follestad is lead instructor. Dennis Alba and other instructors will also be teaching for various classes.

$70 

Marine Navigation

January 18, 2024 (Thurs, 12 classes)
7pm-9pm

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON CLASS
Oceanside Yacht Club Classroom
1950 Harbor Drive N
Oceanside, CA 92054

You won’t ever get lost or run aground when you know marine navigation, whether for short day trips or long multi-day cruises. 

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 how to use the GPS along with traditional dead reckoning techniques for planning and laying out safe routes, as well as ensuring that you are on-course while underway.

  • Charts and their interpretation
  • Landmarks and navigation aids (buoys, day marks, lights, etc.)
  • Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
  • 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
 

COST
$80 / USPS & OYC Members
$120 NonMembers

 

Instructor – Darryel Simmons

Both Darryel Simmons and
Jan Follestad will be instructors for the class.

MEMBER – $80

Non-MEMBER – $120

PAST OR ONGOING CLASSES

Paddle Smart

August 26, 2023, 10 am
Oceanside Yacht Club Classroom
1950 Harbor Drive N.
Oceanside, CA  92054

Encompassing everything from paddleboards to canoes and kayaks, paddleboats make boating affordable and accessible for everyone.  USPS training helps you do it safely.

Includes Book, PDF and Powerpoint

Marine Electrical Systems

June 8, 2023 (12 weeks)
Thursdays 7pm-9pm

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON CLASS
Oceanside Yacht Club Classroom
1950 Harbor Drive N
Oceanside, CA 92054

Don’t get short circuited; learn how boat electrical systems work, how to diagnose problems, and how to do simple repairs and upgrades.

  • Boat electrical wiring practices
  • Galvanic and stray current corrosion
  • Lightning protection
  • How to use a multi-meter
  • How to solder and crimp
  • How to read electrical wiring diagrams

COST
$70 / USPS & OYC Members
$110 NonMembers

 

Instructor – Jorge Alonso

MEMBER – $70

Non-MEMBER – $110