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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Seminar Saturday

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • How to Use GPS
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    8:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Mariner's Compass
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Tides and Currents
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event will present four (4) separate seminars. Take 1, 2 or all 3 seminars. Meets all seminar requirements for Inland Navigator (IN) BoC.

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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, February 6, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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Boat Handling

Event Phone: (281) 337-1403


  • Rules of the Road
    Monday, February 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Docking and Undocking
    Monday, February 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boating with Confidence
    Monday, February 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Anchoring with Assurance
    Monday, March 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Emergencies on Board
    Monday, March 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Knots and Line Handling
    Monday, March 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review and Examination
    Monday, March 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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National Annual Meeting

Event Phone: (425) 436-6377 Code: 834882


  • Monday, February 15, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday, February 19, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Monday, February 22, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday, February 26, 2021
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The America’s Boating Club 2021 National Annual Meeting will be virtual and held over two weeks.

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Weather

Event Phone: 713 861-4384


  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, February 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 2
    Monday, February 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 3
    Monday, March 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 4
    Monday, March 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 5
    Monday, March 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 6
    Monday, March 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 7
    Monday, March 29, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 8
    Monday, April 5, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, April 12, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Examination (Home Port)
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 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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Instructor Development

Event Phone: (832) 570-3663


  • Lesson 1
    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lesson 2
    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lesson 3
    Thursday, March 4, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lesson 4
    Thursday, March 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lesson 5
    Thursday, March 18, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 15-minute Presentations
    Thursday, March 25, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 15-minute Presentations (Backup)
    Thursday, April 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lesson Plans Due
    Thursday, April 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gain confidence and practical skills needed to deliver training professionally and interestingly. Required for teaching ABC3.

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Marine Electrical Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Properties of Electricity
    Monday, February 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boat Electrical Wiring Practices and Diagrams
    Monday, March 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Direct Current Power
    Monday, March 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Alternating Current Power
    Monday, March 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Galvanic & Stray Current Corrosion/Lightning Protection
    Monday, March 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Trouble Shooting and Repair
    Monday, March 29, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, April 5, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Final Exam
    Monday, April 12, 2021
    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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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, March 6, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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Marine Navigation

Event Phone: 281-451-1146


  • Introduction to Navigation
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tools of Piloting
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Plotting and Planning Techniques
    Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Plotting and Planning Techniques
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • OpenCPN
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Beginning GPS
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Monitoring Progress
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Practical Navigation Tips
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Review & Exam Distribution
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Exam Return to Instructor
    Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    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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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, April 10, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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Amateur Radio Class

Event Phone: (713) 254-6615


  • Day 1 - Study
    Saturday, April 10, 2021
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Study
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Review & Examination
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    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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Emergencies on Board

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Boating is serious fun. Understanding and being prepared to handle the kinds of emergencies that can arise while boating is important. So is knowing how to call for help when you need it.

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Hurricane Preparation for Boaters

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • Monday, April 26, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This seminar focuses on hurricane prone areas but the information has wider application since every recreational boating area has severe weather creating short term conditions similar to hurricanes in intensity.

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Emergencies on Board

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Boating is serious fun. Understanding and being prepared to handle the kinds of emergencies that can arise while boating is important. So is knowing how to call for help when you need it.

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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, August 7, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, September 4, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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Marine Communication Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Radio History & Communication Elements
    Monday, September 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • VHF-FM Radio Communications
    Monday, September 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • GMDS
    Monday, October 4, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • FCC Rules, Maritime Radio Licenses
    Monday, October 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Other Marine Communication Services
    Monday, October 18, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, October 25, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    Monday, November 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Marine MF/HF Radios (optional)
    Monday, November 8, 2021
    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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Cruising and Cruise Planning

Event Phone: (832) 512-9582


  • Session 1
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 2
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 3
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 4
    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 5
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 6
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 7
    Tuesday, November 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 8
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 9
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Presentation, Review & Exam (Home Port)
    Sunday, November 21, 2021
    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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Radar for Boaters

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • Fundamental Concepts and Operation
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Components and Limitations
    Thursday, September 30, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Interpreting Displays
    Thursday, October 7, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Interfacing Equipment with Displays
    Thursday, October 14, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Converting Bearing Types
    Thursday, October 21, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Blind Pilotage and Collision Avoidance
    Thursday, October 28, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Heavy Weather and Contingency Plans
    Thursday, November 4, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review and Exam
    Thursday, November 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The course covers the different types of Radar equipment, their capabilities and limitations, as well as their features and how they apply to students’ needs.

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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, November 6, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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America’s Boating Course

Event Phone: (713) 517-2204


  • Saturday, January 8, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:30 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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