San Diego Sail and Power Squadron

One of the key philosophies of USPS-America’s Boating Club is the self-education of its members, with a certified training program where successful students gain experience and then go on to teach other students to perpetuate boating knowledge. Our instructors bring many years of practical experience to the classroom using modern instructional techniques.

Experienced Squadron members provide classes in all boating topics throughout the year. They are open to sailors of all skill levels, members or non-members. These classes include instructor led courses, on-the-water and in the classroom, along with seminars and workshops on many boating topics.

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Listed below are the upcoming course for the next six months. Select to get more information.

Date:  Friday, April 26, 2024 – Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time: Friday, 6pm – 8pm: Saturday 8am – 4pm
Place:  Southwestern Yacht Club – Directions
Cost:  $40 members/$65 nonmembers
Registration:  Registration HERE
Contact:  Education Officer –

This course is taught Friday night and all day Saturday and includes
safe boating practices and California boating laws.  Passing the test
will qualify you for the California Boater’s Card (required for all 60
years old and younger).


Date:  Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 6:00pm – 8pm Monday for six weeks
Place:  Southwestern Yacht Club – Directions
Cost:  Free. Books are $70 (member), $90(non-member)
Registration:  Registration HERE
Contact:  Education Officer –

Learn how to handle your boat in a variety of situations and become the skipper you want to be. Gain confidence in docking, underway, anchoring, and other seamanship skills.

Our new Boat Handling course is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class (like America’s Boating Course) and want to gain more knowledge, skill, and confidence to boat safely and have more fun in a variety of situations.

Boat Handling covers these topics:

Each topic is also available as a free-standing seminar.  Click on the above links to learn more.

Our instructors will enrich the course with local knowledge, experience, and discussion that will help you expand your boating horizons.

Select the items below to see the courses currently being offered.

Electronic Navigation Course

Date:  Wednesday Feb 28, 2024
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm Wednesday for eight weeks
Place:  Southwestern Yacht Club – Directions
Cost:  $90 members/$110 nonmembers
Registration:  Click to Register
Contact:  Education Officer –

Electronic Navigation introduces GPS technology from the most
basic receiver to chart plotter systems for navigation on board.  The process of navigating by establishing waypoints and routes, and then running the planned courses, is demonstrated.

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San Diego Sail and Power Squadron