Name: Van Diehl
SN – USPS Senior Navigator
Boat Operator Certifications:
IN – Inland Navigator
CN – Coastal Navigator
ACN – Advanced Coastal Navigator
ON – Offshore Navigator
What kind of boating background do you have?
1968 – O’Day Day Sailor 17ft
1970 – Bristol 22
1973 – Bristol 26
1980 – Coronado 27
1985 – Hunter 30
2000 to now – Hunter 37.5
Current Boat: Hunter 37.5
1968 to 1972 -)Massachusets and Rhode Islands
1973 to 1996 – San Francisco Bay
2000 to now- Southern California
Long distance saling:
San Francisco to San Diego twice
San Diego to Cabo and Mazatlan
British Virgin Islands – Four times
Greece – Cyclades
What do you like most about teaching classes?
Do you have any relevant experience to the course you are teaching?
I have more than 20 years experience teaching boating courses in the classroom and OTW, sailing a variety of boats and navigating in destinations in US and overseas.
Any other information that you would like to add?
2004 – Started SLR GPS navigation full day seminars for members and public , repeated 25 times
2008 – Introduced the first On-the-Water training in America’s Boating Club Oceanside, for the Piloting and Advanced Piloting courses, reported in, The Ensign.
2015 – Upgraded Piloting including navigation with paper and digital charts. GPS. Chartploters, and computers
2018 – Introduced Cruise Planning design into the Cruising and Cruise Planning course
Since 2004 instructor of Coastal and Offshore navigation courses
Introduced BOC to America’s Boating Club Oceanside:
Instructed and certified members in IN, CN and ACN
America’s Boating Club Oceanside is the OTW leader in D/28