Join us for some fun on, and off, the water!


  • August 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 1:30 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.


  • Meet at South Coast Sailing
    August 31, 2019
    8:10 am - 8:30 am
  • Charter
    August 31, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us on a Colgate 26 that we will “chip in on” to charter for 4 hours from South Coast Sailing in Kemah.  The cost of the charter is $235, and I’m setting the max number of participants to 6, including myself, so if we have a full boat, the cost will be $39.17 per (more…)

Event Phone: 832-570-3663


  • Session 1
    September 3, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 2
    September 10, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 3
    September 17, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 4
    September 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 5
    October 1, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 6
    October 8, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 7
    October 15, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 8
    October 22, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review & Test Handout
    October 29, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Advanced Piloting is the second in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation. It continues to build coastal and inland navigation skills.


  • September 7, 2019
    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.

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Radio History & Communication Elements
    September 10, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • VHF-FM Radio Communications
    September 17, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • No Class
    September 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • No Class
    October 1, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • GMDSS
    October 8, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • FCC Rules, Maritime Radio Licenses
    October 15, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Other Marine Communication Services
    October 22, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    October 29, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    November 5, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Marine MF/HF Radios (optional)
    November 12, 2019
    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.

Event Phone: 281-451-1146


  • Introduction to Navigation
    September 10, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tools of Piloting
    September 17, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Plotting and Planning Techniques
    September 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Plotting and Planning Techniques
    October 1, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • OpenCPN
    October 8, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Beginning GPS
    October 15, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monitoring Progress
    October 22, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Practical Navigation Tips
    October 29, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review & Exam Distribution
    November 5, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 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.

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Properties of Electricity
    September 12, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • No Class
    September 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • No Class
    September 26, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boat Electrical Wiring Practices and Diagrams
    October 3, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Direct Current Power
    October 10, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Alternating Current Power
    October 17, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Galvanic & Stray Current Corrosion/Lightning Protection
    October 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Trouble Shooting and Repair
    October 31, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    November 7, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Final Exam
    November 14, 2019
    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.

Event Phone: 409-682-5575


  • Introduction
    September 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • The Boat
    September 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Slow Speed
    September 28, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • At Sea
    October 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Rules of the Road
    October 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Anchoring & Mooring
    October 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Emergencies
    October 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Marlinspike
    November 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Review & Examination
    November 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 1:00 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.

Event Phone: 281-451-1146


  • Introduction to Navigation
    September 16, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tools of Piloting
    September 23, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Plotting and Planning Techniques
    September 30, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Plotting and Planning Techniques
    October 7, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • OpenCPN
    October 14, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Beginning GPS
    October 21, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monitoring Progress
    October 28, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Practical Navigation Tips
    November 4, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review & Exam Distribution
    November 11, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 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.