NEW BOATER CLASSES
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AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE
Quality Affordable Education for your Washington Boaters License
This classroom course was developed by our National organization to be useful to all boaters, from the fisherman or water skier in an outboard, or a day sailor, to the skipper of a large cruiser or sailboat. All boaters at the helm are subject to nautical rules and regulations. Skippers should learn good operating practices and techniques which will enhance your confidence and fun on the water. Classes are given in the Seattle area, and we tailor them to the lakes, Puget Sound, San Juan and Southern BC marine environment.
The courses have proven to be of interest to the entire family; everyone age 12 and up is welcome. We encourage your family to attend as a group.
A 16 hour class which spends half its time on the 8 hour class content, and adds in a basic description of Piloting; Chart reading, compass and use of plotting tools so you can plot a course on a chart. We teach it on one Saturday and Sunday morning. People who take this course will have the opportunity to participate in "On the Water" practice when they join the squadron.
The cost is $45 and only $20 for each additional family member who wish to take the class and share the same book.
Qualified, enthusiastic, and experienced boaters with Pacific Northwest knowledge provide instruction as a civic service. There is never a charge for instruction; the only costs are those for materials, plus overhead costs such as classroom rental, shipping and handling, sales tax, etc.
While the content of the student manual serves as the basis for this course, it will also serve as a reference book in basic boating long after the course work is completed. The course and instructors meet the educational standards of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and features a proctored examination as required by many states and insurance companies. For more on the class content see America's Boating Course.
As your boating range expands, we encourage students to follow this basic course with additional boating education such as the advanced courses offered to members of the United States Power Squadrons®. Contact the Squadron Educational Officer with any questions you may have.