Our Next FREE Power Squadron Boating Course will start in early 2004!

(Location, date and times will be posted here when they are available)

The next Power Squadron Boating Course will begin in late January or early February of 2004. Classes are usually held every Tuesday evening for ten weeks, beginning at 7:30 pm. In the past, classes have met at the Ventura Yacht Club In Ventura Habor (more details below).

The Squadron Boating Course is a traditional civic service of the United States Power Squadrons organization. Since 1914, local squadrons have presented the course to anyone who wished to attend – to date more than 3 million people.

Learning to boat safely is important and the increased knowledge will enhance your safety on the water and your enjoyment of the sport. And, many insurance companies offer discounted premiums for boat owners who have completed the course.

The Squadron Boating Course is designed to be useful to all boaters, from the fisherman in an outboard to the skipper of a large cruiser or sailboat. All boaters are subject to nautical rules and regulations. Skippers should learn and respect traditional boating courtesies.

The course is meant to be of interest to the entire family; older children are welcome. We encourage your family to attend as a group.

The Squadron Boating Course contains sixteen sections. There are homework questions at the end of each section to assist retention of the information presented.

The Squadron Boating Course covers topics such as..

Reading Charts
Plotting Courses
Understanding Aides to Navigation
Weather, Currents and Tides
Safety Procedures and Equipment
And much, much more!

Upon completion of the Squadron Boating Course, you will be invited to join the Ventura Power Squadron, where you can continue your boating education with advanced classes in Seamanship, Piloting, Engine Maintenance, and other important topics. See descriptions of our Advanced Boating Classes.

Our next course will begin in
Early 2004

Tentative Locate and Time: Ventura Yacht Club, Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor.
Time: 1930 (7:30 pm) to 2130 (9:30 pm) each Tuesday for ten weeks.

Instruction fees: FREE
Course materials: $36

We look forward to seeing you!