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About Boating Safely

If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course. This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

Suddenly in Command (SIC)

The summer of 2021 will present new boating experiences and challenges to the entire family.
Be prepared!
The captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you purchase a new boat and step aboard for the first time. You are Suddenly In Command.

"Suddenly in Command” is a 2-hour boating safety primer designed for boaters of all experience levels. This course will help you to be prepared with the basics of how the boat operates, the steps to take in a variety of emergency situations and how to call for help. In this class you will also learn how to prevent accidents from happening in the first place.

Paddlecraft Safety

A Paddle craft Guide to Safety has been prepared by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in cooperation with the American Canoe Association. It is designed as a stand-alone course that can precede or supplement on-the-water experience. The objective for this course is for novice paddlers to be aware of the basic issues and needs for paddling safety, the basic equipment they should have, and to provide some info about paddling that will help them be a more knowledgeable and safer paddler.

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Boating Skills & Seamanship

The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater.

Sailing Skills & Seamanship

Sailing Skills & Seamanship

The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Sailing Skills and Seamanship (SS&S) is a comprehensive course that will prepare a sailor with the basic information needed to operate sailboats under a variety of conditions.

 

Public Education

About Boating Safely (Virtual)
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Suddenly In Command (Virtual)
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BS&S – Boating Skills & Seamanship
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Paddlecraft Safety 
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