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
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:
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

Seminars and Elective Courses

Description Schedule
Emergencies On Board Seminar: Member cost: $35.00

This seminar is designed to prepare the prudent skipper for those unfortunate situations involving accidents and emergencies on board. It will provide the skipper with the information to prepare adequately for common emergencies and how to actually deal with them when they occur. Topics such as preventing accidents, running aground, fire, getting lost, towing, medical conditions, as well as other often-encountered emergencies are covered. The seminar comes with the Emergencies on Board Quick Guide—a handy reference to use in responding to emergency situations.
 

Location: Mountain Mike\'s Pizza 301 E Hamilton Ave, Campbell
Date and Time: 20 Oct, 2017 6PM - 8PM
Not Scheduled