Offshore Navigation Date: March 8th – May 10th, 2023

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Offshore Navigation
Date : Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 – May 10th, 2023
Time : 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Place : Southwestern Yacht Club, SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB 2702 Qualtrough St, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost : $130 (member), $160(non-member)
Contact : Education Officer (seo@sdsps.org)
Offshore Navigation (previously offered as Junior Navigation) is the first in a two-part program of study in offshore navigation, followed by the Celestial Navigation course (currently offered as Navigation.). It is designed as a practical “how to” course. The course includes use of the Nautical Almanac, taking sextant sights of the sun, reducing sights to establish lines of position, and electronic and computerized offshore navigation.

This course is taught Wednesday’s for eight weeks and use provided sextants to take and reduce sights of the sun. The requisite for this course is Advanced Marine Navigation.

Topic: Offshore Navigation
Time: March 8th 2023 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Registration: https://www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/getregform.cgi?L-17579

Advanced Marine Navigation Date : Feb 27-May 1, 2023

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Advanced Marine Navigation
Date : Monday, Feb 27th, 2023 – May 1st, 2023
Time : 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Place : Southwestern Yacht Club, SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB 2702 Qualtrough St, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost : $95 (member), $120(non-member)
Contact : Education Officer (seo@sdsps.org)
Advanced Marine Navigation (previously offered as Advanced Piloting) is the second in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation. It continues to build coastal and inland navigation skill, allowing the student to take on more challenging conditions – unfamiliar waters, limited visibility, and extended cruises. GPS is embraced as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chart plotters, and other electronic navigation tools.

This course is taught Monday’s for eight weeks and includes a final exam as an open-book take home test. The prerequisite for this course is Marine Navigation.

Topic: Advanced Marine Navigation
Time: Feb 27th 2023 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Registration: https://www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/getregform.cgi?L-17579

America’s Boating Course – Feb 7 – Apr 11, 2023

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America’s Boating Course

Date : Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 – Apr 11, 2023
Time : 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Place : Southwestern Yacht Club, SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB 2702 Qualtrough St, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost : $65
Contact : Education Officer (seo@sdsps.org)
No matter how much experience you have with boating, it is important to have the knowledge needed to keep your passengers, yourself and your boat safe.

Get your state boating card and learn the skills you need to be safe while boating.

This course is taught Tuesday’s for eight weeks and includes safe boating practices and basic navigation. Passing the test will qualify you for the California Boaters Card (required for all 50 years old and younger).

Registration: https://www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/getregformx.cgi?C-19056
Pay for the class here: https://py.pl/1O8qpx

Marine Navigation

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San Diego Sail & Power Squadron
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“Piloting” Course which starts on Mon 24 OCT 2022 at 6:00 PM
Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough St, San Diego, CA
Note: This class includes optional On the Water Training

https://www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/getregformx.cgi?L-17339

(Member Price is $70)
(Non-Member Price is $95)
Your Price is $95

Additional Notes

Marine Navigation (currently offered as Piloting) is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails

Squadron Education Class Schedule 2022

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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

MARINE NAVIGATION

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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