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

by Scott Croft 26 Jun 2019 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

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