Squadron Education Class Schedule 2022


All classes are at the Southwestern Yacht Club at 1830 (6:30PM) unless notified of an alternate time and place. The club is located at 2702 Qualtrough Street, San Diego, CA 92106. For further information contact the SEO P/C Doug Bass, JN dougbass1@gmail.com.

Advanced Marine Navigation
Instructor: Doug Bass
Explains the of the use of a chart and plotting a course, use of GPS for inland and coastal recreation boating
Course dates are on Mondays for 10 weeks.
February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2
Register HERE of cut and paste link in your browser: https://www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/getregform.cgi?C-19056

Americas Boating Course (ABC)
Instructor: Mike Philbrook
Introduction to boating operation, rules and safety
May 13 & 14 (2 days – Friday Night and Saturday)
Register HERE or cut and paste link in your browser:  https://www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/getregform.cgi?C-19056

Seminar Series
Instructor: Various
Various boating topics are discussed at each session
Sessions are on Mondays.
June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1

Cruise Planning
Instructors: Ted & Claudia Bowler
Learn some of the ins and outs to make your next long cruise a success
Course dates are on Mondays for 8 weeks
August 22, 29, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17

Offshore Navigation

Instructor: Dave Baer
Learn to navigate in open water using a sextant and the sun
Course dates are on Mondays for 9 weeks
October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19



Mondays, October 11 – December 13, 2021 6-8pm @SWYC

Formerly called “Piloting,” this is the first course in our navigational series and covers the basics of planning and following a course in view of land and navigational aids. Although focused on using paper charts, this course also covers how to perform the equivalent functions with a chartplotter.

REGISTRATION: https://www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/getregformx.cgi?L-16856

Virtual Trainer coming soon … May 14th

Virtual On-the-Water Training

Our Boating Skills Virtual Trainer allows participants to boost their boating skills and confidence in a safe environment. Using the virtual trainer, students maneuver a Boston Whaler on a 3.5-by-4-mile lake. The best part is there are no other boats, no water and no risks.

Instructors can increase the difficulty of exercises by adjusting the strength and direction of wind and current, allowing students to practice maneuvers in varying conditions. Exercises include leaving the dock, pivot turns, mooring, docking, emergency stop, crew overboard, trailering, navigating the boat ramp and more. Our Boating Skills Virtual Trainer makes learning to boat a year-round activity.


Virtual Trainer

Our squadron has an excellent opportunity during Safe Boating week to reach out and engage with San Diego boaters. On May 14-16 the Power Squadron Virtual Trainer will be in our local West Marine in Point Loma, and we’re looking for volunteers to staff the trainer and demonstrate it to West Marine customers. Please go to this link to sign up for a two hours slot to staff the trainer.
West Marine will be launching an advertising campaign that will include a sign-up for this event for their customers. Half hour sessions will be available by sign-up only, and this is our opportunity to show them the trainer, and discuss what America’s Boating Club is about.
Again, the sign up link is HERE.

Doug Bass, SN, IN-CN
Administrative Officer District 28

May ZOOM webinars

Our ongoing popular online webinar ZOOM classes have four more exciting relevant topics for May.

Come and learn more! Do a refresher! Tell a friend!

It’s free -every Wednesday evening at 6pm online.

Copy and paste the link into your browser to register and then you will receive the ZOOM link.