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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Boat Handling


  • Examination
    Saturday, April 4, 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 Marine Navigation

Event Phone: 832-570-3663


  • 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


  • 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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D21 Conference Call

Event Phone: (605) 472-5392


  • 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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Instructor Development

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • 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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Club Kayaking Rendezvous

Event Phone: 713 517-2204


  • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On the water activity, off the water sailing skill fun, National Safe Boating Week activities, picnic lunch provided!  Bring your life jacket, lawn chair and stories!  Invite your family, extended family, friends and neighbors.  There will be kayaking adventures (bring your own if you want), activities for all ages of attendees, and a lot of (more…)

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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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Marine Electrical Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Properties of Electricity
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • No Class
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • No Class
    Monday, October 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boat Electrical Wiring Practices and Diagrams
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Direct Current Power
    Monday, October 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Alternating Current Power
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Galvanic & Stray Current Corrosion/Lightning Protection
    Monday, November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Trouble Shooting and Repair
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Final Exam
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gain the confidence to tackle direct current, shore power and communications installations, understand galvanic and stray current corrosion systems, lightning protection and more.

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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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Marine Communication Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Radio History & Communication Elements
    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • VHF-FM Radio Communications
    Thursday, October 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • GMDS
    Thursday, October 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • FCC Rules, Maritime Radio Licenses
    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Other Marine Communication Services
    Thursday, October 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Thursday, October 29, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    Thursday, November 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Marine MF/HF Radios (optional)
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn voice communications and the use of digital selective calling (DSC), and get the skills you need for a day sail or offshore adventure. Learn in an interactive classroom environment.

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Junior Navigation


  • Lighthouses in the Sky
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Sextant
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sea Time
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Altitude Corrections
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Celestial Coordinates
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Light List for the Sky
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Celestial LOP
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Plotting Celestial LOPs
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Meridian Transit of the Sun
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Route Planning
    Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Electronics
    Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wind & Current and Underway
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to use a marine sextant to take sights on celestial objects to plot your position. You will use GPS as the primary position sensor but with celestial navigation as your backup technique.

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Amateur Radio Class


  • Day 1 - Study
    Saturday, October 17, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Study
    Saturday, October 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Review & Examination
    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators.

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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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Navigation


  • Solar System
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sunrise-Sunset
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Ho LHA Dec
    Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Reduce Plot
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • NASR
    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sight Planning
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Emergency Navigation
    Tuesday, March 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Electronics Offshore
    Tuesday, March 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Underway
    Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Underway Lesson Plan
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Practice Cruise
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review and Completion
    Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Use the moon, planets, and stars to determine a position at morning and evening twilight to supplement daytime sights. You will use navigational software tools to plan and execute a voyage.

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