A variety of courses are offered by the Santa Clara Power Squadron, both to the public and to our members.

 

Description Schedule
Seamanship (S):

This course is the recommended first course for new members, both power boaters and sailors.  The student learns basic deck seamanship and boat operation and maintenance:  navigation rules, hull design and performance, responsibilities of the skipper, boat care, operating a boat under normal and abnormal conditions, what to do in various emergencies and weather conditions, ropes, knots and anchoring, nautical customs and common courtesy on the water. 

Location: TBD
Date and Time: Not Scheduled
Piloting (P):


Piloting Icon.This course introduces the fundamentals of coastal and inland navigation -- marine charts, buoys, use of the compass, planning and plotting courses, and use of both electronic and traditional techniques for finding one’s way on the water.

 

Location:
Date and Time: Not Scheduled
Advanced Piloting (AP):

Advanced Piloting Icon

This course builds Piloting to teach how to navigate safely in coastal waters – use of GPS, radar, and other electronics to safely navigate and avoid hazards, prediction of tides and tidal currents and their impact on boat position, and advanced positioning techniques. 

Location:
Date and Time:
Not Scheduled
Navigation (N):

 Navagtor Icon.This course advances of celestial navigation skills and understanding for offshore navigation.

 

Location:
Date and Time: Not scheduled
Junior Navigation (JN):

 Junior Navigator Icon.This course begins the study of offshore (open-ocean) navigation – planning passages with special open-ocean charts and tracking progress using both traditional celestial navigation and electronics.

 

Location: South Bay Yacht Club, Alviso
Date and Time: 26 February 2018
ABC Public Boating Class: - Non-member cost: $40.00

 

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The America's Boating Course (ABC) provides instruction in the fundamentals of safe boating. This newly revised course consists of four chapters taught in two-hour segments over four consecutive Tuesday evenings. It is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

For more information, contact Don Hardy at donfhardy@yahoo.com

 

 

Location: Wilcox High School Faculty Lounge, 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara
Date and Time: 1 May 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Register for this class

Seminars and Elective Courses

Description Schedule
CPR/First Aid Training: Member cost: $40.00 - Non-member cost: $40.00

Learn how to save a life from the professional staff at the Red Cross. Become certified and rest assured you will know what to do when the time comes.  

Location: TBD
Date and Time: 11 March - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Non-member Registration Member Registration