ABC Safe Boating Education
Instruction for Boaters, by Boaters
In the spirit of Charles F. Chapman, our volunteer instructors know that boating education matters. They have been there, done that, and they wrote the book on it. With a passion for boating and real-world experience, our certified instructors can help you be the best boater you can be
Squadrons Offer Top-Notch In-Person Training
When you want in-person boating education from certified instructors, we offer several types of training to meet your needs. You can dive deep with 6–8 week courses, get your feet wet with 2-hour seminars and take the helm with our flexible on the water boating instruction led by certified volunteer instructors who are boaters just like you. Our clubs offer instruction tailored to the needs of local boaters.
Did you know if you were born on or after January 1st, 1988 you MUST take a Boating Eduction Class to Legally operate a motorboat 10HP or more.
Upcoming ABC Safe Boating Courses:
7 week In-depth ABC Safe Boating Course
Starts Tuesday January 16th, 2018 starting 7:30pm-9pm
at Pompano Beach Sail & Power Squadron
Looking for a Different Date Goto our Calender for other Classes
$50.00* each for Broward Co. Residents. $85.00 for all others. Includes Boating Textbook, Certificate, FL Education Card
This 7 week ABC Boating safety course consists of five chapters packed with boating tips along with the nautical rules of the road.
The first four chapters contain core boating information while the last chapter is optional and contains an introduction to GPS waypoint navigation and piloting via dead reckoning skills.
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 introduction to electronic navigation using paper charts and chart plotters
By enrolling in the 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.
After completion you will earn your Safe Boaters’ Credentials.
Earn the State required Florida Safe Boaters Education Card
* With proof of Broward County Residency
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