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
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
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