Take a Boating Safety Course Online

Take a Boating Safety Course Online

Be a safer boater! Take the Online Boating Safety Course – all of the information is free. Click here to check it out.

Coastal Navigation Course

DividersCombination home study text/workbook, chart work and online information. View details of the Coastal Navigation Course. We are very pleased to announce that this course has been chosen for use as a textbook by the Faculty of Maritime Studies at Vestfold College, Tonsberg, Norway.

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Boating Articles

  • Steps to Smooth Anchoring
  • How to Use Nautical Charts
  • Docking Basics
  • Operating Your Boat in accordance with Homeland Security Measures
  • More – Boating Articles Archives

Boating News:

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Canada – Canadian boaters: Don’t forget you MUST have a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card before operating. Fines are being assessed. Take the course online here.

South Carolina – State Natural Resources officials are considering mandatory training for new boaters. The proposals would require changes in state law. Under review is requiring a basic boating safety course before anyone new to boating takes to the water. Take the course online here.

North Carolina has passed a law requiring boat operators up to the age of 26 to pass a boating safety course.

Florida – New Boating Regulations

Louisiana – Every person 16 years or younger on board a motorboat or vessel less than 26 feet in length  is required to wear a U. S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) while that motorboat or vessel is underway.

 

BoatSafe Kids

boating for kids

  • Maps and charts are flat. Our planet is round. How’d they do that?
  • Play Life jacket TIC-TAC-TOE
  • What does ‘pounds of buoyancy’ mean when referring to life jackets?
  • More for BoatSafe Kids

Ship’s Store

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Skipper’s Onboard Source – The information you need to know when you are out in your boat. Now you can take it with you!

 

 

Boating Quizzes – Test Your Knowledge

Advanced Boating Quizzes from the U.S. Coast Guard database of questions used to prepare the exams for a U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license.

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