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America's Boating Course

America's Boating Course is a complete 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

  1. Boating Safety: How to make your boating safer and more comfortable
  2. Boating Law and Regulation: Laws and regulations that you must follow.

For information about the next ABC Class and to register click here.

America's Boating Course includes:

  • In-person instruction by USPS Certified Instructors Feel free to ask questions.
  • A full-color 244-page boating safety course manual
  • A boating instruction CD, a digital charting CD

Sample Video Tutorials:

America’s Boating Course is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and has been approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

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.

Americas Boating Course is held on various schedules. Please check our course calendar for up to date details on our current offerings. Class are held at the Trinity Church classrooms, 74 Trinity Place in downtown Manhattan. Take the 1 or R trains to Rector Street or the 4, 5 train to the Wall St. Stop. Trinity Place is 1 street behind Broadway heading west.

For information about the next ABC Class and to register click here.


Boating Class

America's Boating Course: One of the best ways to have a fun boating experience is to "know before you go". If you are a new boater or an experienced boater in need of a refresher course, consider taking a boating course.

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