"America's Boating Course" course is taught to the public, twelve times a year in our Headquarters building, 1125 Old Dixie Hwy., Lake Park, Florida.  This course is offered to promote public awareness of the dangers on the water and to teach safe and proper skills.  The certified instructors are volunteers from Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron.

     The course covers:
● Boating terms, types, charts, fueling, safety, handling, anchoring, trailering, and Personal Water Craft
● Required equipment, navigation lights, boat registration, law enforcement and Florida regulations. 
● Aids to navigation, navigation rules, emergencies including use of VHF radio.
● Review of homework, overall review, final exam and awarding of certificates, membership  interviews.                    

    The course is open the public, 12 years or older.  Successful completion of this course will qualify that person to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card.  You do not have to own a boat to take this course, however, if you had to handle someone else's boat in an emergency, would you know how to cope?  Take the course, learn form the experts.  You never know when that bit of knowledge will become useful.

Cost of course is: $30. per person.

    To resister click -->  give your name, how many seats required or information desired. You will receive a reply by email.                      

After completing America's Boating Courseand becoming a member of the squadron, you are permitted, and encouraged, to take the Advance Grades courses  Course subjects are Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Junior Navigation and Advanced (Celestial) Navigation.  Elective courses are Marine Electronics, Weather, Instructor Qualification, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance and Sail.  (See Members COURSES.)



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