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The following courses are offered by US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 6-8, Dana Point.  

Boating Skills & Seamanship (7 Weeks)
Our Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. Topics include safety, knots, radio, and aids to navigation, boat handling, rules of the road and many other valuable subjects.

  • WHEN: Every Wednesday Evening.  February 7th Thru March 28th (no class 2/14)
  • WHERE: Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point
  • COST: $60

Suddenly in Command (2 HOURS)
Covers many of the most critical areas of information, with basic knowledge and tools to get you back to the dock if the Captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard. Designed for people with little or no experience in operating a boat.

  • WHEN: April 4th, 2018  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
  • WHERE: Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point
  • COST: $20
Sailing Skills and Seamanship (7 Weeks)
The Sailing Skills and Seamanship (SS&S) course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice sailor.  Topics include safety, knots, radio and aids to navigation, boat handling, rules of the road and many other valuable subjects.
  • WHEN: Every Wednesday Evening.  April 11th Thru May 23rd 
  • WHERE: Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point
  • COST: $20 Includes Book

How to Read a Nautical Chart (2 Nights)
How to Read a Nautical Chart are seminars that will help the student unravel the mystery of charts by providing the navigator with the knowledge to interpret a chart’s contents to navigate safely to his or her destination and return to port.

  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 30th AND June 6th.  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • WHERE: Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point
  • COST $20 

Basic Coastal Navigation (8 Weeks)
An introduction to the basics of coastal navigation designed to acquaint you with the tools and skills required to be successful – great for novices or a refresher course for experienced (rusty) sailors. Covers navigation theory, plotting and course determination, dead reckoning, (time/speed/distance), compass use, bearings and fixes, tides. This course has a strong emphasis on practical skills and students should expect some homework.

  • WHEN: Every Wednesday Evening.  June 13 Thru August 8th  (no class 7/4)
  • WHERE: Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point
  • COST: $60

Basics of Marine Radio (1 Night)  
Learn how to operate one of the most important safety devices on your boat. Includes hands on experience in making and responding to calls.  Learn what DCS calling is and how to use it.

  • WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • WHERE: Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point
  • COST: $20 

GPS for Mariners Class (4 Weeks)
This is a class that will enable you to get the most from your nautical navigation GPS. Learn how to use the menus and functions to determine position, set waypoints, plot a course, determine speed and heading, correlate to a chart, and more.

  • WHEN: Every Wednesday Evening.  August 22nd Thru September 12th 
  • WHERE: Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point
  • COST: $40 Includes Book

Boating Skills & Seamanship (7 Weeks)
Our Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. Topics include safety, knots, radio, and aids to navigation, boat handling, rules of the road and many other valuable subjects.
  • WHEN: Every Wednesday Evening.  February 7th Thru March 28th (no class 2/14)
  • WHERE: Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point
  • COST: $60

TO REGISTER: Email: ericgritzmacher@cox.net. Or call: Eric Gritzmacher at 949.632.2378 or Garry Nelson 714.234.0731

Cost includes course books, charts, and handouts.

DPYC members pay only for course materials and are encouraged to register in advance, but may also sign up at the beginning of the courses.