Spring 2023 Classes offered by the Detroit Power Squadron

For the spring of 2023, The Detroit Power Squadron will be conducting two America’s Boating Classes, one at the DYC (Detroit Yacht Club) and one at Motor City Marina in Wyandotte. We are also offering a Marine Communications Class at the DYC.  We are also happy to share the information for the Advanced Piloting class being offered by America’s Boating Club Birmingham, at Great Lakes Yacht Club.

America’s Boating Course – Class #1
Days = Tue & Thu nights
Dates = Mar 21st thru Tue Apr 4th (Five 2 hour sessions)
Location = Motor City Marina (525 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI, 48192)
Time = 7-9pm
Cost = $40
To Register, click this Link = America’s Boating Course – Tue & Thu nights

America’s Boating Course – Class #2
Days = Saturdays
Dates = Apr 15th & Apr 22nd (Two 4 hour sessions)
Location = Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle – Sweepstakes Room
Time = 9:30-11:30am, lunch 11:30-12:00, 12:00-2:30
Cost = $40
To Register, click this Link = America’s Boating Course – Saturdays

Marine Communications Class
Days = Wednesdays
Dates = March 8 thru Apr 26th (8 sessions)
Location = Detroit Yacht Club – Sweepstakes Room
Time = 7:00-9:00pm
Cost = $65
To Register, click this Link = Marine Communications – Wednesday nights
Info Flyer = click Link

Advanced Piloting Class – being offered thru the Birmingham Power Squadron
Days = Wednesdays
Dates = Mar 15th – May 17th (10 sessions)
Time = 7:00-9:00pm
Location = Great Lakes Yacht Club, St Clair Shores
Cost = $125
To Register, click this Link = Advanced Piloting by the Birmingham Power Squadron

For other classes being offered in the Metro Detroit Area – Click the “Course & Seminar Finder” in the section below – Enter your Zip Code to find classes near you !

We hope to see you soon !

P/C Vince Cooley, AP
Squadron Educational Officer (SEO)
Email = htvac@yahoo.com

Course & Seminar Finder

For more Information on Courses & Seminars held by other squadrons in your area, click the following link, select the class you wish to take, & insert your zip code into the search box, and explore all the educational possibilities within America’s Boating Club !
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Where Do I Start?

Since we offer a wide range of courses and seminars, you have lots of choices. You can take advantage of any course or seminar you want. Need help? We can help you decide where to start. Read on.

If you are a beginning boater, you might want to start with America’s Boating Course (ABC) or Seamanship. ABC will also fulfill your state’s requirement for an approved boating course so you can legally operate a boat. Seamanship goes further, and gives you a fuller understanding of boating knowledge and techniques.

If you are interested in getting around on longer trips, then you’ll want to take our in-depth piloting and navigation courses. You should take them in order: Piloting and then Advanced Piloting for making your way in charted waters like large lakes, bays, and near shore gulf and ocean boating. Also you may be interested in electronic navigation tools with our Electronic Navigation course. If you want even more, then learn celestial navigation with our Junior Navigation and Navigation courses, aimed at offshore long-distance boating.

If you have a boat, or if you are thinking of getting one, you’ll want one of our operations and maintenance courses: Engine Maintenance, Marine Electrical Systems, or Marine Communication Systems.

Want to know more about Weather, Sail boating, or Cruise Planning? We have those, too. Check out all our courses, on the left.

Want your education in short, quick hits? Take some of our many seminars in a wide range of topics. Categories include boat handling, navigation, facing the environment, safety, techniques, and hands-on training. Explore more in Seminars !