THE BOATING COURSE® SATURDAYS
August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15
Classes may be scheduled for special interest groups at your location, with a minimum of ten (10) registered participants.
Call 513-554-BOAT with questions and reservations
Here's what to look forward to:
Once a month all day Boat Course® classes will be available to the general public throughout the year. Only pre-registered persons, 12 years and older will be accepted for participation in the course. Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parents. There is a capacity limitation.
This course meets all the requirements of revised Ohio State Boating Laws and laws in the tri-state area. Instructors, proctors and graders are State Certified.
A nominal charge for materials includes; a pizza and pop working lunch, assistance OF proctors and if passing EXAMINATION, certification of successful completion. Family rates are available and must be discussed at the registration. The hours will be from 0900 to 1600 in a suitable Ohio River shore facility.
To register please telephone 513-554-BOAT, leave your name and telephone number and times you may be reached. Specify The Boating Course Saturday. Locations and dates may change depending on weather conditions.
The Student will learn:
BOAT SMART® EVENING CLASSES
Please call 513-554-BOAT to register.
These courses are NASBLA approved, meets the requirements of the revised Ohio State Boating Laws and laws in the tri-state area.
USPS®'s The Squadron Boating Course
The Squadron Boating Course is a traditional civic service of the United States Power Squadron organization. Since 1914 local squadrons have presented the course to anyone who wished to attend - to date more than 3 million people. Learning to boat safely is important and the increased knowledge will enhance your safety on the water and your enjoyment of the sport.
There are now two courses, The Squadron Boating Course and The Boating Course, both designed to be useful to all boaters, from the fisherman in an outboard to the skipper of a large cruiser or sailboat. All boaters are subject to nautical rules and regulation. Skippers should learn and respect traditional boating courtesies. The courses are meant to be of interest to the entire family; older children are welcome. We encourage your family to attend as a group.
The Squadron Boating Course contains sixteen sections. The Boating Course contains three sections. There are homework questions at the end of each section to assist retention of the information presented.
The Squadron Boating Course covers additional topics such as an introduction to reading charts and plotting courses that are not in Boat Smart. The major revision with The Squadron Boating Course 2004 edition is the introduction of the Using Digital Charts. The student manual comes with a CD-ROM, which includes "Maptech" Chart Navigator software, a sampling of digital charts and maps across the country and digital versions of the fictitious Bowditch Bay and 1210Tr practice charts. This new material is optional and may be taught at the squadron's discretion. However, Chart Smart is available for those who take Boat Smart and who would like to learn a little about piloting.
There are also two courses available for home study. The on-line America's Boating Course, a joint effort between USPS and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, includes an interactive computer CD-ROM that serves as a "virtual" instructor with audio and video clips. Most states recognize ABC as meeting their education requirement. If you prefer video learning, you can obtain the USPS Video Boating Course by calling 1-888-for-USPS or (919) 821-0281.
®The USPS Ensign (Flag Design), "Wheel-and-Flag Design", "Officer Trident Design", "United States Power Squadrons", "USPS", "The Ensign", "The Squadron w/ Flag Graphic", "Boat Smart", " Jet Smart", and "America's Boating Club" are registered trademarks of the United States Power Squadrons.