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America's Boating Course

United States Power Squadrons (USPS), a nationwide boating education organization, presents America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition. This course approved by NASBLA and recognized by the US Coast Guard, meets education requirements for boaters nearly every place in the United States.

America’s Boating Course is presented in about eight hours of classroom time. The required topics that all recreational boaters must know are covered, including:

• Boat handling under normal conditions

• Adverse conditions and emergencies

• Types of boats and boating terminology

• Required and recommended equipment

• Boating regulations and navigation rules

• Lines and knots

• Marine radiotelephone usage

• Trailer boating

The manual includes an additional chapter for optional self study. It is an introduction to piloting, GPS navigation and digital charts, key skills for boating on larger lakes, rivers and coastal waters.

In addition to the manual, students receive two PC computer disks. One is a home-study CD. The other is a free chart plotting program for computers.

Pre-requisites:
Age: 12 and above
Gender: Any
 
Upcoming America's Boating Course Classes:
Start Date City District Available Seats  
No America's Boating Course classes are currently scheduled on this site.

If there currently are no courses available or the courses listed above do not fit your schedule you can sign up to receive notifications when new America's Boating Course classes are available.





 

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