Upcoming Classes

Visit the Upcoming Events page for a complete list of all squadron activities

Unless otherwise noted, all courses held at
Bellingham Technical College (BTC).

Contact Education Officer for more information.

America’s Boating Course:
Boaters Education Course
Basic Boating Knowledge
[MARIN 110]

This class qualifies for the WA State Boater Education Card.

    It includes:
  • Required local boating knowledge
  • Basic boat handling
  • safety equipment
  • right of way rules
  • navigation
  • adverse boating conditions
  • US Coast Guard and WA State boating requirements

Passing the final exam for this course results in issuance of the WA State Boaters Education Card.

This course will be taught by Graham Hunter.

Tuesday Evenings: 6:30-8:30 pm
Oct 3 - Nov 28 = $185
($20 discount for BSPS members)

Weather [MARIN 120]

DESCRIPTION The safety and comfort of those who venture out-on-the water have always been weather dependent. In this course students will become keener observers of the weather and will learn how observations have meaning in the context of meteorology. Students will learn how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another as well as where to find weather reports and forecasts on the internet.

Instructor: This course will be taught by Bob Jacobson, Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron Certified Instructor, Retired National Weather Service Meteorologist, and Retired U.S. Air Force Weather Officer.

Wednesday Evenings: 6:00-8:00 pm
Oct 18 - Dec 19 = $197
($20 discount for BSPS members)