Please select your home edition
Edition
Pantaenius FBW Asset 728x90

Affordable 3-hour on-water training courses at Freedom Boat Club San Diego

by Scott Croft 26 Jun 22:41 UTC 20-21 July 2019
Learn boat-handling basics during three-hour on-water training courses at Freedom Boat Club San Diego, July 20 and 21. © Scott Croft

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club San Diego offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21 at the club's location at 2630 Ingraham Street, Suite A, San Diego.

Both the Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves courses are three hours long and affordably priced at $119 per person through June 21, then $149 thereafter. Intro to Boating covers shifting and steering, basic docking, open-water handling and basic navigation. It's offered both days at 9:30 a.m.

The ladies-only course, Women Making Waves, offers the same curriculum and is the perfect opportunity to spend half a day learning boat-handling techniques in a supportive environment. It's also offered both days at 9:30 a.m.

Class size is limited to four students per vessel, ensuring each student gets sufficient time at the helm under the watchful eye of a U.S. Coast Guard-certified instructor.

The goal of the BoatUS Foundation and Freedom Boat Club San Diego courses is to address the high costs typically associated with at-the-helm training, making hands-on boating education more accessible. The courses also offer area residents the chance to try out recreational boating and give boaters the opportunity to brush up on their boat-handling skills.

Space is limited. Must be 21 years or older. To sign up for a course or seek out others, go to BoatUS.org/On-Water

Related Articles

Three simple ways to reduce plastic waste
18 billion pounds of plastic is dumped into our oceans from coastal regions Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic is dumped into our oceans from coastal regions. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, at the current rate of pollution, there will be more plastics than fish, by weight, in the ocean Posted on 25 Jul
Want to learn how to boat?
Intro to boating and women making waves offered in Lewes Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Lewes offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses. Posted on 19 Jun
Boaters beware: Expect more E15 this summer
A bad fuel is lurking Over the objections of a wide coalition of American citizens and environmental, conservation, food producer, fuel retailer, taxpayer advocate, and outdoor recreation industry groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Posted on 18 Jun
Who else wants money to improve boating in the US?
Help your floating community be safe and clean Begun over 25 years ago and one of the longest-running boating community grant programs, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water Grassroots Grant program provides local groups up to $10,000 to help educate boaters. Posted on 3 Jun
Affordable 3-hour on-water training courses
Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered on Lake Norman The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Lake Norman offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves. Posted on 1 Jun
Boaters aren't the only ones getting heavier
BoatUS says be careful when repowering One year ago the U.S. Coast Guard required new recreational boats to have more floatation to support the increased weight of newer four-stroke outboards if the boat becomes swamped. Posted on 31 May
6 ways boaters can be green this summer
All across America boating season has begun. With some help from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, here are six ways boaters can help keep waters clean and be good environmental stewards all summer long. Posted on 29 May
BoatUS releases annual list of Top 10 Boat Names
The tradition dates back a quarter century Each year, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) tallies the most popular boat names. The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Posted on 24 May
BoatUS checklist: How to rent your boat
Know your liabilities, and plan for breakdowns Airbnb has shown that the sharing economy can work. A new report says, in 2018, the peer-to-peer rental company's annual sales surpassed Hilton, based on data from U.S. travelers (excluding business spending). Posted on 22 May
Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1
4 tips to ready your boat When a hurricane approaches, recreational boat owners have a big problem. Faced with limited time to protect their homes, and with families to possibly evacuate, what can they do to prepare their boats? Posted on 21 May
Nanni Diesel 2019 FooterRaymarine AUS Lighthouse 3 Annapolis 3.9 - BOTTOMMarina Exchange FOOTER 1