|The Basic Boating Course is designed to be useful to all boaters,
from the fisherman in an outboard to the skipper in a family cruiser to
the sailing enthusiast. All are subject to nautical rules and regulations.
All should respect traditional courtesies of the sea. All are subject to
the forces of nature. The course is meant to be of interest to the entire
family, older children are welcome; we encourage your family to attend
as a group.
United States Power Squadrons® Basic Boating Course is contained in six chapters. The course is divided into two types of learning, In Class lectures plus reading assignments, and homework sections, not directly covered in the classroom setting. Each section of each chapter has homework questions at the end, used to test the Students retention of the information presented.
Besides the Basic Boating Course, there are other Boating Safety Courses (Boat Smart ® and America's Boating Course ®) offered to the boating public.
Sections of the Basic Boating Course:
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