ABOUT:  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.

UPCOMING BOATING CLASSES:

VIRTUAL ABC SAFE BOATING COURSE.

EARN YOUR FLORIDA BOATERS EDUCATION CARD

The safety of our volunteer NASBLA instructors and the students is our first priority during this COVID-19 Pandemic. At United States Power Squadrons we have created a new virtual learning program that is approved by NASBLA and the State of Florida to provide boating education virtually. We have adapted our normal ABC classroom course with a interactive virtual classroom where students can interact in a controlled manner and ask questions of the instructors.

The Course will start Tuesday Aug 11th, at 7pm- approx 9pm  from the comfort of your computer or smartphone app.  This 6 week ABC Safe Boating virtual course includes a textbook (hard or digital copy),  Digital handouts, and upon completion NASBLA/Florida State boaters education card.

Broward Residents Use Code BROWARD20 for $35* Discount – *Mailing address must be Broward County.

VIRTUAL COURSE CALENDAR

Aug 11th, Tuesday

7:00 – 7:10         Welcome / Introduction

7:10 – 7:40 Getting Started7:40– 8:25 Required Safety Equipment 
8:30 – 8:40 Break
8:40 – 9:20 Going Boating
Aug 18th, Tuesday
7:00-7:15 Last week Review
7:15– 7:45 Navigation Rules
7:45– 8:15 Navigation Aids8:15-8:25          Break
8:15– 8:45 Lights & Sound Signals
Aug 25th, Tuesday
7:00-7:15         Last Week Review7:15– 7:45 Government Regulations
7:45- 8:10 State & Local Regulations8:10-8:25         Break
8:25 – 8:45 Finding Your Way
Sept 1st, Tuesday
7:00-7:15         Last Week Review7:15 – 7:40 Anchoring
7:40– 8:30 Adverse Conditions & Emergencies8:30– 8:40 Break
8:40 – 9:10    Communications Afloat 3 – 12

 

September 8th, Tuesday   

7:00-7:15 Last week Review

7:15 – 7:45 Water Sports Safety

7:45 – 8:15 Trailering

8:15 – 8:40 PWC Operation

8:40 – 8:50 Break

8:50 – 9:20 Knots & Lines

September 15th, Tuesday 

7:00 – 8:00 Course Review

8:00 – 9:00 Online Exam

*NASBLA CARD GOOD THROUGHOUT
THE USA AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES. THIS ONE DAY ABC BOATING SAFETY COURSE CONSISTS OF FOUR CHAPTERS WITH A TEXTBOOK PACKED WITH BOATING TIPS ALONG WITH THE NAUTICAL RULES OF THE ROAD.