Too often new boaters and even seasoned ones believe boating is easy. (“I know how to drive a boat.”). Boating is a learned skill that can be as dangerous, or even more so, than driving a car.
For 60 years, we have provided boaters with unsurpassed education on the water, in the classroom and online. Our educational opportunities go beyond the basics to help you and your family be the best boaters you can be.
By enrolling in America’s Boating Course you will learn navigation
rules, water sports safety, docking, emergency situations, local knowledge,
and other valuable boater safety skills and boating information. You will participate in Hands-on demonstrations and are able to ask questions during each chapter.
After completion, you will earn your NASBLA Safe Boaters’ Credentials.
America’s Boating Course (ABC) boat safety course materials include both a 244-page full-color manual The manual includes extensive diagrams, graphics, and boating tips. The boat safety course manual consists of five chapters packed with boating tips along with the nautical rules of the road. Hands-on demonstrations.
7 Week Boat Safety Course Outline/Chapters
Chapter 1: Getting Started – nautical terms.Required Safety Equipment-life jackets, fire ext.
Going Boating – fueling, casting off, underway.
Chapter 2: Navigation Rules.Navigation Aids.Lights and Sound signals.Government
Regulations.State and Local Regulations.
Chapter 3: Finding Your Way – nautical charts, electronic navigation.Anchoring.
Adverse Conditions and Emergencies.Communications Afloat.
Chapter 4: Water Sports Safety – water skiing, hunting/fishing, paddling. Trailering.
PWC Operation.Knots and Lines.
Chapter 5: Featuring hands-on exercises using standard plotting tools
Graduation Dinner – Join us at our monthly dinner meeting for a graduation dinner and marine professional guest speaker.