Piloting

Event Phone: 281-451-1146


  • Exam Return
    November 12, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Dinner Meeting


  • Social time
    November 13, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Dinner and Meeting
    November 13, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

General Meeting at Home Port Join us for our general meeting at Home Port.  Sit down to dinner and fellowship, followed by updates from District 21 and National, Squadron events and the adventures of our friends and members! We will have Papa’s BBQ catered, including brisket, sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, and beans.  $15 pp, BYOB. (more…)

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Calendar Planning


  • November 16, 2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Plan events for 2020 If you can’t attend in person, join by teleconference! Dial-in number (US): (712) 770-4010 Access code: 762679# International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/hspseboardcdr Online meeting ID: hspseboardcdr Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/hspseboardcdr For 24/7 Customer Care, call (844) 844-1322 (more…)

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Piloting

Event Phone: 281-451-1146


  • Exam Return
    November 18, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Dinner Meeting


  • Social time
    December 11, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Dinner and Meeting
    December 11, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

General Meeting at TBD Join us for our general meeting at TBD.  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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Dinner Meeting / Elections


  • Social time
    January 15, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Dinner and Meeting
    January 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

General Meeting at TBD Join us for our general meeting at TBD.  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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Sail


  • Instruction Dates
    January 20, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    January 27, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    February 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    February 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    February 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    February 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    March 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    March 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    March 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    March 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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Instructor Development


  • Instruction Dates
    January 20, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 5 Minute presentation
    January 27, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 10-minute presentation
    February 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 15-minute presentation
    February 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Presentation Make-up
    February 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lesson Plans Due
    February 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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Piloting

Event Phone: 281-451-1146


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


  • Social time
    February 2, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Dinner and Meeting
    February 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Change of Watch Meeting at TBD Join us for our change of watch meeting at TBD.  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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Weather

Event Phone: 713 861-4384


  • Instruction Dates
    February 10, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 17, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 24, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 2, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 9, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 16, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 23, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 30, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Review
    April 6, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Examination
    April 13, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Advanced Piloting

Event Phone: 832-570-3663


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


  • Instruction Dates
    April 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    April 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    April 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    April 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    April 30, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    May 7, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    May 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    May 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    May 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    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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ACA Kayak Instructor Training


  • Day 1 - ACA Instructor
    August 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2 - ACA Instructor
    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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Cruising and Cruise Planning

Event Phone: 832-512-9582


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