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Boating Courses Near Dana Point, CA?

Old 09-04-2019, 06:26 AM
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Lightbulb Boating Courses Near Dana Point, CA?

Hey all - I'd like to find a good boating course to be safer going offshore.
Google Search results are all over the place.
I'm near Dana Point CA. No need to get a Captain's license. Just general safety, water and boat knowledge.

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Old 09-04-2019, 06:29 AM
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This? Online boating safety course, boating license test, certification
What about an "in-person" class?? Is errything online these days? I'm a hands on guy.
Thx again
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:27 AM
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The Maritime Institute in San Diego, (now called Training Resources Maritime Institute) use to offer recreational/personalized boater safety courses, not sure if they still do. (they also did Captains Licenses courses) The other place that is closer but I don't know anything about is Orange Coast College. Check out OCC Sailing they have a campus in Newport and offer classes primarily for blow boaters but I think they also have some basic/general classes.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:14 AM
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Whatever you do, attend a classroom session. Here's one that's coming up for you in Dana Point.
Public Education Course Flyer: Boating Skills & Seamanship
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:31 PM
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I remember seeing a boating school on PCH in Newport Beach, where it's across the Lamborghini Ferrari McLaren car dealer. It's on the sea side. I can't be sure of the exact location, so maybe you can pass by that area and check them out.
Maybe this is what I saw:
The prices are not cheap.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:58 AM
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There are volunteer organizations that teach classes:

USCGAUX Public Education Classes - Find By Zipcode

There are good safety threads among the topics started by this member:

If you Facebook, join this Official Coast Guard group:
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:11 PM
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Paul, that's awesome! I am interested in some of those classes as well.
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Old Today, 01:09 PM
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I can vouch for OCC having general boating classes, or atleast they did back when I went there
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