Sail


  • Instruction Dates
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Tuesday, March 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety, the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions.

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Piloting

Event Phone: 281-451-1146


  • Introduction to Navigation
    Saturday, January 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Tools of Piloting
    Saturday, February 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Plotting and Planning Techniques
    Saturday, February 8, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Plotting and Planning Techniques
    Saturday, February 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • OpenCPN
    Saturday, February 22, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Beginning GPS
    Saturday, February 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Monitoring Progress
    Saturday, March 7, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Practical Navigation Tips
    Saturday, March 14, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Review & Exam Distribution
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Exam Return
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn the essentials of coastal and inland navigation using basic GPS, charts and other marine data, dead reckoning techniques, as well as ensuring that you are on-course while underway.

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Change of Watch


  • Change of Watch
    Sunday, February 2, 2020
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Change of Watch Meeting at Monument Inn Join us for our change of watch meeting at Monument Inn.  Sit down to dinner and fellowship, followed by an update on the upcoming District Conference, Squadron events and the adventures of our friends and members!   (more…)

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D21 Conference Call

Event Phone: (605) 472-5392


  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

District 21 incoming officers meeting.

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Seamanship


  • Instruction Dates
    Saturday, February 8, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Review
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Examination
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

A foundation of knowledge and skills in boat handling and maneuvering, boat operation, skipper’s responsibilities, and boating techniques that will advance your boating enjoyment.

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Advanced Piloting

Event Phone: 832-570-3663


  • Session 1
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 2
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 3
    Monday, February 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 4
    Monday, March 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 5
    Monday, March 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 6
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 7
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 8
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review & Test Handout
    Monday, April 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Return Test
    Monday, April 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to use RADAR, chart plotters, AIS and other electronic tools to supplement basic GPS navigation in a variety of coastal tide, current and wind conditions.

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Weather

Event Phone: 713 861-4384


  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, February 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, February 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, March 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, March 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, March 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, March 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, March 30, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, April 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Examination
    Monday, April 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Understand weather systems, weather reports and available resources from others. For boaters, knowing the forecast isn’t enough; you need to understand its impact on you and your boat.

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Marine Engine Maintenance


  • Instruction Dates
    Thursday, April 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Thursday, April 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Thursday, April 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Thursday, May 7, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Thursday, May 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    Thursday, June 4, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The fundamentals of gas and diesel engines and how to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems under way.

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Geodetic Markers Day


  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:00 pm

  America’s Boating Club Houston promotes the Geodetic Mark Program in coordination with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) by reporting status on geodetic markers in the Greater Houston Metroplex area. This is our first ever group geodetic mark activity! Details will be forthcoming, but rest assured that it will combine fun, some competition, prizes, and of (more…)

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Instructor Development


  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, April 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 5 Minute presentation
    Monday, April 20, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 10-minute presentation
    Monday, April 27, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 15-minute presentation
    Monday, May 4, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lesson Plans Due
    Monday, May 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gain confidence and practical skills needed to deliver training professionally and interestingly.

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Kayaking Level 1


  • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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Kayaking Level 1


  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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Buffalo Bayou Rendezvous


  • Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Tour
    Saturday, June 6, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Buffalo Bayou Looking Back History Tour
    Saturday, June 6, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This month, join the Houston Squadron for a whirlwind tour of Buffalo Bayou and a Galveston Museum.  You are welcome to pick and choose which events you want to attend.  Some require reservations, so make them directly with the organization yourself, EARLY.  They always sell out!

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Kayaking Level 1


  • Saturday, June 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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Independence Day with Galveston Bay PS


  • Saturday, July 4, 2020
    10:30 am - 10:00 pm

This month, join the Houston Squadron for a whirlwind tour of Buffalo Bayou and a Galveston Museum.  You are welcome to pick and choose which events you want to attend.  Some require reservations, so make them directly with the organization yourself, EARLY.  They always sell out!

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Kayaking Level 1


  • Monday, July 27, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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ACA Kayak Instructor Training


  • Day 1 - ACA Instructor
    Saturday, August 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2 - ACA Instructor
    Sunday, August 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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Kayaking Level 1


  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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Sail


  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, October 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, October 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety, the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions.

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Cruising and Cruise Planning

Event Phone: 832-512-9582


  • Session 1
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 2
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 3
    Monday, October 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 4
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 5
    Monday, October 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 6
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 7
    Monday, November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 8
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 9
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Presentation, Review & Exam (Home Port)
    Saturday, November 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gain the confidence and practical skills needed to explore ports and coves for a weekend or weeks at a time.

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Kayaking Level 1


  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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