Oceanside Yacht Club (OYC) will hold their opening day ceremony to kick off boating season on Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m. The boat parade will begin at 12 p.m. and can be enjoyed from the harbor. There will also be a reception for members and invited guests. OYC partner San Luis Rey Power Squadron (SLRPS) will also be kicking off the boating season with the start of their many educational courses and opportunities offered to North County residents. As part of the national United States Power Squadrons (USPS) nonprofit organization, SLRPS is dedicated to promoting boating safety and advancing skills in navigation and seamanship and is a volunteer organization that offers instruction with self-paced material. North County residents may enroll in courses of all types from American boating to seamanship, to radar, piloting, and navigation. SLRPS members enjoy potlucks, community events, and networking opportunities. All graduates of boating courses are offered a free 30-day membership to OYC. For more information about SLRPS courses including course start dates contact rgmsrm@yahoo.com or call 760-415-1566.