America's Boating Course is a complete home study program covering the basics of recreational boating. The course is designed for boaters using all types of watercraft. The course material includes four main chapters, which cover:
· Boat Education: General information about boats and personal watercraft, and their maintenance
· Boating Safety: How to make your boating safer and more comfortable
· Boating Law and Regulation: Laws and regulations that you must follow.
A fifth optional chapter provides an introduction to navigation, which covers:
· GPS waypoint navigation
· Classical dead reckoning principles
America's Boating Course includes:
· A full-color 244-page boating safety course manual, and
· A boating instruction CD, a digital charting CD, and
· An online boating course with PIN number, and
· Personal contact with United States Power Squadron members.
Both the boater education course manual and the CD provide review questions so that you can show that you truly understand the material. In addition to the lessons, this safe boating course includes resources which will come in handy long after you have completed the course: printable forms (such as checklists, accident reports, float plans, etc.) and links to documents such as the U.S. Coast Guard's Navigation Rules, which can help you with any specific boating rule. You will receive both the boater safety printed course manual and the CD when you sign up.
When you purchase America's Boating Course over the Internet, you will also receive a PIN (Personal Identification Number) that provides you with Internet access to our boating web site. Learn the basics of boating online at your own pace, at home or away. In addition to the boating course material, a fellow boater in your area from USPS will contact you and offer to explain boat training, state regulations, taking a final safe boater exam, or answer any other questions you may have. The United States Power Squadrons is on call at any time to help you.
America's Boating Course, a complete boater education package, is only $34.95 plus shipping and handling. Sign up now for America's Boating Course!