America's Boating Course

America's Boating Course

Upcoming Classes

June 22 & 23, 2024

  • Saturday/Sunday class meets Saturday, June 22; 8AM – 5PM and finishes Sunday, June 23; 2 – 4PM
  • Location: Anchorage Park activities building, 603 Anchorage Dr., North Palm Beach, 33408 (Map Here)
  • Cost: Residents of North Palm Beach, FREE; non-residents $55/student, $75/2 students sharing materials.  
  • Please register for this course using the button below. We need to know in advance the number of students in order to prepare the materials.
  • Since the class meets all day Saturday, it’s recommended that students bring a lunch.
  • Class size is limited to 12 students.

Learn Boating Basics

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With America’s Boating Course, you’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to recreational boating.  Whether you enjoy power boating, sailing, paddle sports, or personal watercraft, we’ve got you and your family covered.

Topics Include:

  • Boat types, required safety equipment, and related terminology
  • Your responsibilities as a boat operator
  • Preparing to get underway
  • Navigation rules, aids to navigation, and signals
  • Federal and state regulations
  • Finding your way
  • Operating your boat under normal conditions
  • Handling adverse conditions and emergencies
  • Communications afloat
  • Water sports safety and PWC operation
  • Trailering
  • Knots and lines
  • And much, much more…

Learn With Us

You have choices for your boater education.

The United States Power Squadrons offers you a real value and an enjoyable learning experience.

Our Commitment to Your Learning.  For over 100 years we have provided high-quality boater education and enjoyable boating and social opportunities to help people like you to increase their competence, knowledge, and enthusiasm for recreational boating.

Outstanding Curriculum.  America’s Boating Course is: 

  • Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)
  • Approved by those states that require a Boater Education ID Card
  • Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Outstanding Instruction.  Our course leaders have:
  • A passion for helping students learn
  • Certified instructor credentials
  • Real-world experience.

Pricing.  Our fees cover the costs of course materials and facilities costs; there is no fee for the instruction.

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Need more information? Drop a line and ask.