Marine Navigation

Event Phone: 281-451-1146


  • 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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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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